I Can Imagine What I Really Want: Success Skills for Kids

Join Dozer the Dog and Dr. Lori in this episode of “I Am So Special” to help children learn how to get clear about what they really want, and then visualize, or imagine, what it will feel and look like to actually have that dream come true for them.

In this episode, Dozer really wants to participate in his school talent show, but is afraid of making mistakes in front of his friends. Imagining how well things can go, instead of how badly they can go, helps Dozer to see that amazing things are possible – and gives him the courage to go on stage.

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How to Make a Puppy Dog Valentine Holder

Kids, learn how to make a puppy dog Valentine holder with Dozer and Dr. Lori so you can keep all of your Valentines from your friends in a safe place. 🙂
Teachers, make this adorable craft (using recycled materials) with your students so they have a special place to keep all of their Valentines.
To download the templates and tracers for this craft, just click here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I Can Be Persistent and Achieve My Goals: Success Skills for Kids


How can we help our students set goals
and develop the persistence they need to achieve them?

Join Dozer the Dog and Dr. Lori in Part Three of “I Am So Special!” in which we help children learn that when they are persistent, they can achieve anything they want to! In this episode, Dozer really, really wants to get his treats up on the counter, and learns that in order to get what he wants, he needs to brainstorm lots of different ideas and remain persistent in order to reach his goal. Teaching children these success skills helps them learn that when they don’t give up, they can achieve anything they dream of!

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I Can Be Brave: Success Skills for Kids

Kids, have you ever been afraid of something?

Join Dr. Lori and adorable Dozer the Dog in this episode where Dozer learns how to use his imagination to hope for good things instead of imagining scary things – and he learns that sometimes, when you take action even when you’re scared, wonderful surprises can be in store! What awesome success skills for kids to learn.

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To learn more about Dr. Lori’s literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, visit www.howdogshelpkids.com!

New Series on YouTube: “I Am So Special!”

Happy New Year!

When we teach children how to value and love themselves, they are able to interact with the world with increased love, compassion, and kindness. Join me for this very special series in which Dozer the Dog and I teach children important success skills such as how to love and believe in themselves, how to be kind and treat others with compassion and respect, and how to achieve any goal they can dream of.

Just click the image above to subscribe to our channel now so you don’t miss a single episode. We can’t wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Lori Friesen
Founder and Creator of How Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed in the Classroom

Read-Aloud for 2nd Grade: “Are You Ready for Me?”

If you or a family you know is considering adopting a new dog,
this book is for you!

In Claire Buchwald’s wonderful book for children, kids are asked to consider the many aspects of acting responsibly when they get a new dog. Told from a dog’s perspective, children are asked to think about whether or not they are ready to care for a new dog daily, including ensuring their pet has fresh food and water, daily walks, regular veterinary visits, and making their dog a priority by giving them daily love and attention. 

What a great story to help children and their families to think carefully about making the big decision to adopt a new furry family member!

To watch the read-aloud now, just click here, or click on the image below. Published with permission from the publisher, The Gryphon Press.

Happy reading! 

“Are You Ready for Me” is featured in the program,
“How Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed in the Classroom” with Dr. Lori Friesen.
To learn more about what district administrators, teachers, parents, and students
are saying about this literacy program, click here. 

To purchase your own copy of this great book, just click here!