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Old 12-28-2008, 04:40 PM   #16
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Sounds pretty normal to me.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:42 PM   #17
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There is a program now where kids read to dogs because it helps the kids improve their reading. I imagine a pet cat would work just as well. Animals are non-judgmental and don't even notice if we mispronounce a word or something. I read an article that following some children who were reading to dogs and the children all improved their reading skills so that some were well above grade level. Plus, it's just plain cute to watch. Enjoy!

-Dorothy (LadyZolt) (who, just as an aside, read "The Lord of the Rings" aloud to my daughter who was too young to read it on her own, but my pet dog also "listened" to the story every day. So now I tell everyone that I love that book so much, I read it to my dog! LOL!)
Good info...makes sense!

And LOL @ reading LOTR to your dog. Too cute.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #18
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Sometimes even all the time I have Dised, some posts just crack me up,thanks for that great visual, and oh so cute!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:07 PM   #19
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That is awesome!
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:37 PM   #20
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Well I'd be more concerned that YOUR cat didn't want YOU to read the story to him!
Seriously though- that sounds so cute! My sister used to do that with our dogs.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:43 PM   #21
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There is a program now where kids read to dogs because it helps the kids improve their reading. I imagine a pet cat would work just as well. Animals are non-judgmental and don't even notice if we mispronounce a word or something. I read an article that following some children who were reading to dogs and the children all improved their reading skills so that some were well above grade level. Plus, it's just plain cute to watch. Enjoy!

-Dorothy (LadyZolt) (who, just as an aside, read "The Lord of the Rings" aloud to my daughter who was too young to read it on her own, but my pet dog also "listened" to the story every day. So now I tell everyone that I love that book so much, I read it to my dog! LOL!)
I was going to mention this program as well! They've found it to be very successful---kids are much more likely to try to sound it out...indeed, they have to since the cat is not going to help (he's not, right?)
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:50 PM   #22
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There is a program now where kids read to dogs because it helps the kids improve their reading. I imagine a pet cat would work just as well. Animals are non-judgmental and don't even notice if we mispronounce a word or something. I read an article that following some children who were reading to dogs and the children all improved their reading skills so that some were well above grade level. Plus, it's just plain cute to watch. Enjoy!
I was going to post this but you beat me. We do this at my library. It's called Barks for Books.

But Meows for Cats? Wow, that is an accomplishment!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:56 PM   #23
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Next time you're at the library, be sure to check out:

Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat by Susan Swan Miller!

Yep, it's real - and a very popular title here in our children's room!

Thanks for posting such a cute story!
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:03 PM   #24
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I think it is time to have the cat tested for being gifted. Kitty sounds very advanced and I am certain there are programs available to advance him even more.

Of course others are bound to be jealous of your gifted kitty and will say you are making it all up.









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Old 12-29-2008, 08:05 PM   #25
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Thanks. I needed that laugh!
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