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Dr Emma Woodward: Pedigree's Dogphonics books paw-some for Kiwi kids' reading confidence

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Publish Date
Thu, 7 Apr 2022, 11:37am
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Dr Emma Woodward: Pedigree's Dogphonics books paw-some for Kiwi kids' reading confidence

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Apr 2022, 11:37am

Pedigree have got behind a new kid-to-canine reading programme called "Dogphonics". 

The aim of the Dogphonics books is to boost the confidence and literacy of children by encouraging them to read to a dog. 

For young kids, one of the biggest challenges when learning to read is the anxiety that comes from stumbling over words or making mistakes in front of people. 

Studies show that reading to your dog can help overcome this. 

Dr Emma Woodward, a child psychologist and mum to four boys, joined Kerre Woodham. 

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