We Are All Ears

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Elanco logoDid you know that pets are great listeners? Pet Partners invites young readers to join us for We Are All Ears, our Worldwide Read with Pets Project!

 

Chanelle is reading to Monty the cat in Melbourne, Australia
Eva is reading to Afra the dog in Heredia, Costa Rica
Anthony is reading to Browner the iguana in Connecticut
Connor is reading to Moonshine the dog in Utah
Jared is reading to Lacey the dog in New York
Irelyn is reading to Mozart the cat in Oregon
Autumn is reading to Shadow the dog in Georgia
Giuliano is reading to Pico the dog in Italy
Annie is reading to Amelia the dog in Massachusetts
Teddy and Patrick are reading to JJ the dog in Minnesota
Vladimir is reading to Allan the dog in Sibiu, Romania
Kenya is reading to Baxter the dog in Arizona
Tomás is reading to Tuttifrutti the dog in Bogata, Colombia
MJ is reading to Penelope and Winifred the guinea pigs in Washington
Gabe and Gryffin are reading to Frisco the hound in Virginia

There are great benefits of reading to pets.

Children who are learning to read are often hesitant about their reading abilities. Many kids feel more at ease reading to pets, who are simply there to listen—not to judge how well they are reading.

Turning pages and turning up the confidence!

Reading to pets is an amazing way to get your child excited about reading during the summer! Pets are loving, nonjudgmental listeners that can help your child feel more comfortable while practicing reading. Studies have shown that children who read to dogs achieve higher end-of-year reading scores (Kirnan, Siminerio, & Wong, 2016). Keeping readers engaged during the summer months is important, and pets can make summer reading exciting. To encourage children around the world to read to their pets this summer, Pet Partners is giving away a Kindle to one randomly-selected reader who pledges to read this summer as a part of the We Are All Ears initiative. Pledges must be received by July 31, 2021 to be entered in the giveaway. Take the pledge and get reading!

Take the pledge today to participate in our program and gain access to our We Are All Ears resources:

  • A reading log, bookmark templates to color in and cut out, and a special BINGO card will all help to encourage regular reading.
  • A Certificate of Completion to present to your child and pet upon reaching their goals – pretty much equivalent to an honorary “Dogtorate” degree!
  • Our Fact Sheet on the proven benefits of reading to pets, plus some simple and helpful tips.
  • A reading list with hundreds of books that tell the tales of various animals for readers of all ages.
  • You can also purchase our official “We Are All Ears” T-shirt! Proceeds from the sale of these shirts benefit Pet Partners and they are available in a variety of colors and sizes including youth sizes.
  • Our Take The Lead blog post has additional information, plus suggestions for ways anyone (even those who don’t have kids or pets at home) can take part.

Summer 2021 Pledge Challenge: Win a Kindle

We want to help kids continue reading through the summer in preparation for a return to in-person learning in the fall. Gear up for summer reading by taking the pledge! To kick off the reading fun, we’re giving away Kindle to a randomly chosen reader who registers by July 31. Sign the pledge today for your chance to win!

Get started today!

Take the pledge today to participate in our program! Our goal is to have thousands of readers and pets all across the country and the world teaming up to read!
Take the Pledge!