LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A dog in a hat is teaching students how to read.
Today is Dr. Seuss Day, also known as Read Across America Day.
Earhart Elementary students celebrated the day by reading with Teddy the Therapy Dog. Teddy and his owner, Bob Feuer, read two books to the students. The two volunteer with Read to Succeed through the United Way.
Feuer said the kids love reading with Teddy.
“The kids will open up to Teddy when we read one on one.” Feuer said. “They will open up to him and I can get a lot accomplished and get them reading.”
Teddy has been helping children read for 9 years now. Feuer said Teddy isn't ready to throw in the Seuss hat yet.
“He, right now, he's 13 years old, so retirement is definitely on the horizon, but he's going to have to tell me when he wants to retire.” Feuer said. “Right now, he's not in any mood to retire. He loves doing what he does.”
Dr. Seuss would have been 116 years old today.
To learn how to become a volunteer with Read to Succeed, click here.