05/25/14 - 11:07pm
For some kids, reading out loud can be nerve-racking. But reading to a furry, four-legged friend can make it easier.
Lucy, a Golden Retriever, regularly listens to stories read by students at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School in Soldotna.
“It’s a lot easier to read to a dog than a person,” said Katie Moon, Lucy’s owner.
On May 20 fourth graders and kindergartners paired up with a stack of books and sat on the hill in the back of the school. As the students read in pairs, Lucy and Moon went from group to group listening to the kids.