The Gargiulo Education Center is visited weekly by Andrea, her son Alex, and their well-trained English Lop rabbits. The rabbits sit quietly next to the students as they do their best to finish and correctly pronounce their free-reading books. Rabbits do not judge and rabbits do not tease, so they are comfortable reading companions for even the most hesitant of new readers.

While most days it can be a struggle to get our students to complete their daily task of 20 minutes of free reading, on Reading to Rabbits days, the students are fighting to have the chance to play teacher to their furry friend.