The eighteenth-century English writer Sir Richard Steel once said, “Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body.”
We are pleased to offer you Reading to Daisy & Max. A program to promote your child’s oral reading fluency at home. Literacy remains the critical skill needed for educational success.
All you need is a phone and a book.
University of California research shows a child reading to a dog improves their reading levels by 12% in just ten weeks reading six minutes a day. Children who read to dogs are calmer, more relaxed and when they make a mistake they are never judged by their canine friend.
Parents are concerned that digital devices are distracting children from reading. Nearly half feel their children do not spend enough time reading books. Reading to Daisy & Max provides the motivation parents have asked for to encourage their child to read. Reading routinely is crucial for children to build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Reading to Daisy & Max is an effortless way for you, the parent, to add a daily routine that is fun and easy to use. We have readers as young as three and as old as ninety-three.
Once you sign up for the program, you will receive our call number and your six-digit code to access Reading to Daisy & Max.
Whether your child reads a book of poetry, stories about space, animals, fun adventures, wizards, people of history, or something and everything in between, they will be helping sheltered dogs. The more your child reads, the better reader they become. The better readers they become, the more they will love reading. Literacy is the foundation that provides a bright future of health, wealth, and happiness.
Yes, we are asking for a small donation of $15 to access our program that will improve your child’s oral reading levels by encouraging them to read more by helping shelter dogs. We are all volunteers, so our overhead is based on the cost of this program and other programs we offer to promote reading. Thus, we ask for this donation or anything else you can afford to give. There is no additional monthly fee, no time limit once you sign up.
Once you access Reading to Daisy & Max you can use the program 24/7, with a phone and a book for anyone to read to Daisy & Max.
We know budgets are tight for many parents, but we hope our low financial request will not stop you from helping your child improve their reading skills. If you cannot afford the donation to bring Reading to Daisy & Max into your home, let us know. We will make every effort possible to provide this program to you. We believe every child should have the opportunity to read.