'Book Buddies:' How Kids Started Reading to Sheltered Cats

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, PA has a program that helps kids learn to read while socializing sheltered cats.
3:00 | 03/17/14

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-- Ron Claiborne for ABC news world news beyond the headline and you're think about a cat and a book liberal that book. A book and a cap going together -- doesn't make a lot of sense well actually it does because. Some people believe that a child can learn to be a better reader. -- reading to a -- That's right reading a book to look at the idea is that. The cat is non judgmental. Unlike -- -- in -- classroom and kids around other kids and they become a little bit shy or. Intimidated. About reading and -- of those other kids. -- someone -- the idea that if you read to a -- child read to an animal but this guy right here -- would put them at ease and this is actually happening. In Pennsylvania. We found some children -- one particular child the young guy by the name of Colby. We've been waiting to a cap for the last few months and his teacher says he's up better reader because of it. We'll have a story on world news and Yahoo! News -- follow me Ron Claiborne on act Ron he Claiborn. For ABC news and world news I'm Ron quite.

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