We don't do much in the way of snacks. She's pretty good with three meals plus her milk. When we do, it's almost always fruit. A banana or apple makes a great toss-in-the-bag treat. For snacks at home, it's usually grapes or sliced strawberries. Occasionally some cheese cubes or half a peanut butter sandwich if it's going to be a really long time until dinner.
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. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.