Critical Linking is sponsored today by Caraval by Stephanie Garber:
Bridges says that therapy pets allow children to focus on the animal instead of feeling self-conscious themselves. She says that this is a therapeutic distraction technique that relieves children of their worries, which helps their performance when reading.
I don’t know about you, but this story about therapy dogs helping students feel better about learning to read just what I needed today.
Decades before he became a best-selling children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, created a series of sculptures he called his “Unorthodox Taxidermy.” Using real horns, beaks and antlers, he fashioned whimsical creatures which look like they jumped right out of his books.
You can read a new Zadie Smith short story right here.