Read to a Dog
Dec 17, 2013— 4:30 pm
Other upcoming dates: Jan 07, 2014, Jan 14, 2014, Jan 21, 2014, Jan 28, 2014, Feb 04, 2014
Lewiston Public Library is offering children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Maggie, a Golden Retriever therapy dog. Reading to a dog? That’s right! The chance to interact one-to-one with a trained dog and the dog’s handler is fun and motivational—another great reason to come to the library.
When children read aloud to dogs, their skills and confidence increase. A dog is a loving and attentive audience and children are empowered to become the teachers, learning vocabulary and comprehension as they explain the story to a new canine friend.
Reading aloud to a dog is a memorable experience. Children retain what they learn because they think and talk about it often. Even the rules of phonetics are easier to remember when pointed out by a furry paw on the page.
To reserve a spot reading to Maggie, email us or call the Children’s Dept at 513-3133.