Reading Aloud to a Dog
Mom and Dad, this is a don't-miss experience for both you and your child, aged 7-11 years old. Every fall we offer readers a 15-minute opportunity to read aloud their favorite story to a dog. The program is called Paws to Read, and you may register now for times in October. On 11/1 register for a November time. Believe me, watching your child un-self-consciously read aloud to a relaxed dog is right up there with other great moments of parenting. Of course, you will stand outside the Lindsey Room while the kids are inside reading; but you can peek through the windows. Then after the final reading session, you are invited to take a picture of your child and the dog. Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. understands that kids have to practice to become good readers. Dogs don't criticize and correct; dogs just love and listen. They are specially trained and so a child is relaxed, unafraid to make mistakes, and just plain happy to be reading.