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Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

(Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. You can follow them on Facebook.)

Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.

So this is a great win-win.


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Ms. Frizzle taught me that girls can do science.

The Magic School Bus is so so important, because as a kid I consumed everything having to do with science that I could find, and TMSB was one of the only sources of representation of women in science.

Bill Nye is great but I’m the scientist I am today because of Ms. Frizzle.

When I went to see Emily Graslie in Chicago, she talked about how the first time her desire to be a science-person was squashed, was when she saw Lily Tomlin in person at a midnight show during the SF Gay Pride parade (which, awesome! but apparently for a 10-year-old, not so much), and realized that Ms. Frizzle was not a real person…or even close to one, especially the person who personified her on television.

On the other hand, I love Lily Tomlin for who she is as a comedienne AND as Ms. Frizzle, but that’s probably because I only knew who else she was after I was old enough to easily differentiate the two personas.

The character of Ms. Frizzle sure did help when I was in elementary school, though. I’m sure I would have gone towards history or psychiatry if I hadn’t known of her as early as I did.