I don’t get it, Big Dan.

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Somebody in Arizona thinks a useful way to get kids to read is to ask them to read aloud . . . to horses.

Now, I’m all for encouraging kids to read.  But to horses?  I don’t get the connection.  I mean, it’s cute as can be that little Tyler liked one particular horse because, “He really listened well and wanted to see all the pictures,” but horses?  Are horses known to be especially avid readers?  (As opposed to geese, who lean more toward interpretive dance?)  Do horses lead such busy lives that they can’t find time to read on their own?  Does the lack of thumbs interfere with their literary agenda?

Even if so, these are fancy Arabian horses.  They can afford audiobooks.

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2 Responses to “I don’t get it, Big Dan.”

  1. michaellasley Says:

    Not sure exactly what that says about the school system when they’re having to pay extra money to an after-school program like this. But if it works, then good on them, I say.

  2. Whitney Says:

    Oh, boy. That there is some FUNNY stuff!

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