All kids should read. I am a big supporter in the belief that it doesn’t really matter what your kids read, as long as they read.
Reading should be enjoyable.
If you are constantly forcing your children to read instead of supplying them with things to read that interest them, you make it a chore. You want it to be a hobby, not a chore.
If you enlist the kids to read out loud to their pets, it will help improve your children’s reading skills & self-confidence!
10 Great Books to Read to Your Dog!
The following Amazon affiliate books all feature Man’s Best Friend. So, your children will have fun reading to their dogs. Plus, I believe dogs understand! They love hearing our voices, too.
You don’t want to read just anything to Man’s Best Friend! You want to read things your Pup will love, like these:
1. In the second book in this new series, Hank has finally persuaded his dad to get the family a dog, and Hank couldn’t be more excited! Mesmerized by a little wiener dog chasing his tail (making him look like a Cheerio) at the animal shelter, Hank declares him to be the new Zipzer dog.
But, when Cheerio gets loose in the park, Mr. Zipzer furiously announces that the dog must go. Can Hank convince his father that he wasn’t the one who let Cheerio off his leash, or will he really lose his new pet and best friend?
2. Mercer Mayer’s famous Little Critter character has brought home a puppy. HIs parents will let him keep it if he takes care of the puppy himself. Little Critter agrees. He feels he is doing a good job, but the funny illustrations make it clear that the puppy is a lot of work — and even a lot of trouble. Does Little Critter think the puppy is worth it?
3. All dogs have a purpose and been domesticated and bred for thousands of years for many tasks. They were used early on for hunting and herding animals. Today they help us in the areas of rescue, security, and medical therapy. There are many reasons why dogs have become known as man’s best friend. Dogs are incredibly loyal and will lay down their lives to defend and protect their loved ones.
4. PAW Patrol is Nickelodeon’s new animated action-adventure series starring a pack of six heroic puppies led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. This Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader based on the series is perfect for boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who are just learning to read on their own. And it comes with two pages of stickers!
5. This is Max. Max is a six-year-old dog. He likes to dream. He dreams about sailing, traveling, and more.
Come join Max and his dreams with this fun and informative, colorful e-book.
This beginner reader’s e-book will inspire young ones to learn about dogs and dreams while hearing or reading an engaging story.
Children will enjoy full-color illustrations of Max and his dreams.
6. No one knows exactly what kind of dog Corky is, but if you ask his owner, Mike, the answer is simple: “He’s my dog.”
Mike and Corky are best friends; they do everything together. In fact they even make a plan. Mike tells Corky that they will always do everything together—forever. It is their Forever Plan.
7. Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue at the repeated question “Do you like my hat?”
Like P. D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother? Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails with delight.
8. Because of Winn-Dixie, a big, ugly, happy dog, 10-year-old Opal learns 10 things about her long-gone mother from her preacher father. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal makes new friends among the somewhat unusual residents of her new hometown, Naomi, Florida.
Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to find her place in the world and let go of some of the sadness left by her mother’s abandonment seven years earlier.
With her newly adopted, goofy pooch at her side, Opal explores her bittersweet world and learns to listen to other people’s lives.
This warm and winning book hosts an unforgettable cast of characters, including a librarian who fought off a bear with a copy of War and Peace, an ex-con pet-store clerk who plays sweet music to his animal charges, and the neighborhood “witch,” a nearly blind woman who sees with her heart.
9. Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, he’s so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn’t shy at all. And to his surprise, she keeps dragging him into all sorts of adventures—and friendships, too! In this heart warming story of a boy and beagle’s friendship, Ilene Cooper begins the series that has charmed young readers and dog lovers alike.
10. Sophie often sees her elderly neighbor, Mr. Jenkins, walking his Labrador puppy, Buttons. One day, Sophie sees Buttons climb out the window at Mr. Jenkins’s house and thinks Buttons is running off to play. But Buttons isn’t playing; something at home is very wrong. How can Buttons let Sophie know?
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