Sit, Stay, Read!

Sit, Stay, Read!* helps reluctant young readers improve skills by reading aloud to calming, motivating therapy animals. Hand in Paw’s specially-trained Therapy Teams make reading a non-threatening and positive learning experience. Because pets accept people without conditions, the human-animal bond creates a relationship free of the stress of judgments and expectations. 

Sit, Stay, Read! has demonstrated significant improvements in children’s attitudes towards reading. This results in improved reading skills, increased interest in reading, and more participation in the classroom. The children gain self-confidence and positive life skills that serve them throughout their lives.

*Disclaimer: No association exists between Hand in Paw, an Alabama not-for-profit corporation, and Sit Stay Read Inc., an Illinois corporation, or the services of either entity.