Kids, dogs, and books. . . what a great relationship! Paws to Read attracts children from the entire spectrum of reading levels who come once a month on a Sunday afternoon to read to trained K-9 Connection therapy dogs.
The dogs, family pets representing many breeds, and their owners who volunteer their time have been certified in pet therapy. It has been observed over and over that children's reading abilities improve as they gain confidence by reading to dogs. Why? The dogs listen uncritically and wag their tails as the kids read. In addition to reading improvement, Paws shows kids how to relate to dogs as pets. How? The loving relationship between the dog and its owner helps foster kindness, respect, and good animal interaction skills. Each participant is required to have a permission slip signed by a parent.
Paws to Read Dates for 2013 (All at 2:30 pm at the Williamsburg Library)
May 19 will be our 10th anniversary! Come for a 2:00 presentation on What is a Therapy Dog in the Theatre. Then we'll read to the dogs as usual at 2:30 in the Schell Room.
|January 13||July 28|
|February 10||August 25|
|March 24||September 22|
|April 21||October 27|
|May 19||November 17|
|June 23||December 15|