Research has shown that reading to a dog helps with reading skills and self-confidence. Reading to a dog gives children extra reading practice, and often motivates them to read more at home and at school. Also, children enjoy the experience, and feel confident when reading to a dog who doesn't correct or judge them. Petting the dog while reading can be a calming experience, and research shows that children who feel nervous about their reading often calm down and relax!
The program is drop-in, first-come, first-served,
on selected Thursday afternoons (call the library for details).
|Reading to Lancer!|