Play to Read

Okay this one IS purely complaining, because I couldn’t on Twitter.

A mom comes to the desk and asks if we have any tutoring services to help kids learn to read. We don’t, not really, but I talked to her about our Reading With Rover program and gave her a flier for it. Basically we have volunteers with dogs TRAINED TO READ. No not really, but they come in with their dogs and work with the kids in a quiet room on their reading skills. It’s a great program because it helps motivate the kids to want to read.

“Well that doesn’t make sense. They’re not learning anything, this just gives them an excuse to play.”

LADY. I WILL PUNCH YOU SO HARD YOU’LL FLY BACK IN TIME TO WHEN FRONTIER SCHOOLS WERE A BUNCH OF KIDS FROM 6-18 THAT SIT IN A CLASSROOM AND GET BEAT WITH A RULER FOR AN ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY. That’s at least my perception of how it worked, as taught to me by Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.

Anyway. Geeze! Not much will anger me faster than ignorant people deciding there is a division between learning and having fun. If that kid isn’t enthused about reading it’s not hard to guess why.

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