The Limo easy readers help young learners acquire a new language by enjoying a cute story about a sweet dog: Limo. Limo was an Australian Labradoodle that was trained as a Reading Dog. He used to visit schools with his human, where he listened to children who read out loud to him.
Children who struggle with reading often feel tense when they have to read in the presence of an adult. But reading out loud to a Reading Dog like Limo is a completely different story! When a child is reading to the dog, there are no parents or teachers present. Only the dog’s handler is there, but she stays in the background. The dog just listens and does not comment. Its presence has a calming effect on the child and when it gives a paw or licks the child’s hand, this feels like a reward. The child builds up self confidence in reading and reading itself becomes a pleasant activity.
Limo always greatly enjoyed the presence and attention of the children and he loved visiting schools with his handler.