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Yearly Archives: 2018

/2018

Teaching Empathy and Compassion in Afterschool Programs

When you think of a Mutt-i-gree, an adorable rescue dog or cat probably comes to mind. But have you ever considered that a stuffed animal could be an adequate substitute for teaching empathy and compassion?While increasing numbers of schools are adopting school dogs as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, one school district is making a - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Idea Exchange

This Pup Is Hungry for Reading!

The clever children’s librarians at the West Haven Public Library, in Connecticit, decided that Fido needs feeding, and the best way to do it is with a bit of juicy reading. The Children’s Librarian came up with the idea to paint a super-size dog face on a cardboard box — about half the size - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Librarian helps Mutt-i-grees in her Community

“There are great lesson plan ideas and I feel that it teaches children important lessons in life!” Each week, Lorie H., Children’s Program Coordinator for the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA teaches a program called Discover, in which the library offers classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age five. - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Mutt-i-grees in the Summer

“It makes me proud knowing that we are just one more establishment promoting shelter animal awareness. Mutt-i-grees has also allowed us to create bonds with various organizations throughout the township.” Lauren Longbottom has been the children’s librarian at Ridley Township Public Library for six years and is also a volunteer for - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Making an Impact in Public Libraries

“Mutt-i-grees is a natural fit for public libraries. We are all about having fun, educating, and teaching empathy. Mutt-i-grees is also an opportunity to offer creative programming on a shoestring budget.” When Robin Sofge started as a full-time Youth Services Librarian at Bull Run Regional Library this past December, she - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Book Recommendations by Two Reading Therapy Dogs

If you stop by Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA on a given day, you might run into two very special visitors: Dascha and Jack, the library’s two dedicated reading therapy dogs. Along with their handlers, these loyal pups participate in the library’s Ruff’s Pack Readers program, which promotes literacy and a lifelong love - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Connecticut Friends School Help Animals Exercise!

Students from the Connecticut Friends School completed a project as part of their school’s partnership with the Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk, CT. The students began using the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum earlier in the trimester, and teachers wanted to be sure they made a service learning connection with their use of it. In - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action