Science and social studies publisher Kids Discover today launched Dogs Discover, an interactive, digital library of literacy material for man’s best friend. The new unit, which will be available at no charge, includes seven topics tailored to canine readers, including Working Dogs, How Dogs Communicate, and Physical Characteristics of a Dog. With the national canine literacy rate at an abysmal 0%, the Dogs Discover team is committed to getting dogs excited about reading and learning. The beautifully crafted dogfiction will help canine readers understand signs such as ‘Please Keep Off the Grass’ and food labels such as ‘Chocolate’ or ‘For Cats Only.’ To celebrate today’s launch, Kids Discover will donate a full set of its 140 print titles and a percentage of its April 1 sales to the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, which was designed to help shelter dogs become more adoptable and to nurture empathy in children by having them sit outside of dogs’ kennels and read to them. To inspire a worldwide conversation about canine literacy, the company has launched #DogsDiscover to encourage people around the world to share photos and success stories of their dogs learning to read. Readers can participate on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For a limited time, the mobile version of Dogs Discover comes with a screen protector to prevent tablets and smartphones from getting scratched by eager canine learners. For more information, please visit DogsDiscover.com.
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Literacy has gone to the Dogs! Check out this post from EdTech Digest for Science and Social Studies – Dogs Discover is a great way to hook readers and keep them engaged – this resource looks terrific!