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狗狗如何提升孩子的閱讀能力
How Dogs Could Make Children Better Readers


文/Taken from “HOW DOGS COULD MAKE CHILDREN BETTER READERS”, by Gill Johnson, 27 March, 2017, http://lnago.com/ADOFU    圖/佛陀紀念館 Buddha Museum

關於孩子學習閱讀的議題在新聞上並不少見。不意外的是,好的閱讀能力在提升孩子的生活上是至關重要的。許多孩子天生喜歡閱讀,也需要一點鼓勵;但當他們感到困難時,會很快失去信心及閱讀的動機,也會導致孩子的閱讀能力無法提升。而閱讀犬計畫(R.E.A.D.)首次於1999年在美國推出,如今也在一些國家實施。

孩子無論是因為什麼原因在閱讀遭遇困難,都需要建立信心及重新找到閱讀動機。而不批評也不在意是否犯錯的狗狗,就是令人安心的聽眾,孩子可以持續閱讀給狗狗聽而不會被指點。對於經驗豐富或是有能力的閱讀者,在知道狗狗總會給予正向回應時,他們可以嘗試各種腔調和聲音,並提升閱讀流暢度甚至增強閱讀理解能力。

去年國際書展暨蔬食博覽會,佛陀紀念館與國立屏東科技大學及大仁科技大學合作,一同推行「陪讀好神犬-與汪汪共讀生命教育」(R.E.A.D.ing Life with Dogs)。今年三方將再度合作,共同舉辦「說說唱唱‧與汪汪共學ABC-陪讀犬共讀生命教育」。1114日孩童將可以為校方帶來的狗狗朗讀書籍,提升閱讀興趣,學習愛護生命。

Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child’s life chances. Many children naturally enjoy reading and need little encouragement, but if they are struggling their confidence can quickly diminish – and with it their motivation. This sets in motion the destructive cycle whereby reading ability fails to improve. The practice originated in the US in 1999 with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) scheme and initiatives of this type now extend to a number of countries.

Children who are struggling to read, for whatever reason, need to build confidence and rediscover a motivation for reading. A dog is a reassuring, uncritical audience who will not mind if mistakes are made. Children can read to the dog, uninterrupted; comments will not be made. For more experienced or capable readers, they can experiment with intonation and “voices”, knowing that the dog will respond positively – and building fluency further develops comprehension in readers.

In 2019, the Buddha Museum collaborated with the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology and Tajen University in the activity “R.E.A.D.ing Life with Dogs” during the International Book Fair and Vegetarian Expo. This year, the same parties are cooperating for a second time in “Singing, Chanting, and R.E.A.D.ing” on the 14th of November, 2021. It is hoped that through reading, children can develop affection for both reading and animals.

Date : November 14th, 2020   日期:20201114

Time : 10:00-15:00   時間:10:00-15:00

Venue : Seven Admonishments Pagoda

地點:佛陀紀念館七誡塔