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Photo courtesy of the Houston Museum of Natural Science---Sugar Land

P.A.W.S. Reading Program

Free to $25
You, reading this, easy-peasy like, one hand on an energy drink, the other one resting on a hot mouse, may not remember it, but the first stretch of literacy is a bumpy road. Which may be one of the reasons the PAWS reading program, taking place Friday and Saturday mornings at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land, encourages children to practice their reading in the company of trained therapy dogs. The science is in about pets and oxytocin, the magical hormone that induces a sense of well-being. Here's a chance to help your children get a good feeling about reading.

— Tex Kerschen