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All About Animals


This episode lands at the unique intersection of animal appreciation, digital media, and education! Meet some furry friends who are part of the Reading With Rover program and evidence-based literacy program that uses dogs to inspire kids, including those with learning disabilities, to practice reading skills. The segment also includes instructions for how families can create a similar reading program at home with their own pets. This episode also includes feathered friends from the National Aviary, which sponsors a Maker challenge to promote S.T.E.A.M. as local designers create items inspired by birds. Finally, learn how pets (both real ones and virtual ones) can be used to help children build responsibility skills.

Season 6 | Episode 604 | Length: 27 minutes

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