Sometimes, kids who are learning to read get stressed, not because they aren't capable of reading, but because they get nervous and self-conscious. They worry about making mistakes, they worry about looking dumb--and all those worries make it hard to focus. They dread reading in front of their friends, so they often "freeze up" and things just get worse.
When they read with a dog, right away they start to relax, and then they forget about feeling self-conscious or nervous, and pretty soon things start to flow a little better. Before they know it, they are enjoying the experience of reading instead of dreading it. They are even looking forward to the next time. It is simple, and it works beautifully!
"READ to a Dog" is open to children ages 5-13. The next sessions begins the week of October 8th, 2018.
Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting the "Read to a Dog" volunteer at the participating libraries listed below.
Angela Herbert and Mojo
Saturdays 10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Starts October 13th
To register contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Arnold and Nanook
Sundays 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Starts October 14th
To register contact Heather at email@example.com
Ellie Phillips and Daisy
Sundays 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Starts October 14th.
To register contact Ellie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Katherine Zupancic and Eleanor
Drop-ins Sundays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Starts October 14th
No need to register for drop-ins!
Dr. Mimi Harvey and Hugh - Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Starts October 11th
To register contact Mimi at 402-217-9019