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Animal-Assisted Literacy Programs Provide a Boost to Children’s Reading 

Schools and libraries are increasingly seeing the value of programs that allow students to read to pets in order to boost reading skills. To date, such animal-assisted literacy programs are currently operating in 43 states throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, the UK, Italy and India.1 In fact, as research into the growing …

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Z is for Zoo 

I never visited the Philadelphia Zoo, lodged on a Victorian 42 acre site as the first U.S. Zoo, but I made countless trips to the Lincoln Park Zoo -- one of the nation’s oldest, including a July birthday celebration in which a goat nibbled a hole in my mother’s hand sewn lettuce green dress. And …

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