Friendly dogs help young readers relax

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease. Kids benefit from the dogs’ patience, acceptance and comforting presence while they practice reading and build skills.

Paws to Read will be offered every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until August 30. Parents should call the Children’s Desk at (920) 929-7080, ext. 127, to reserve a 15-minute session for their child.

The therapy dogs will be accompanied by their certified handlers and are from the group Healing Paws, Inc.

 

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