Kids can practise their reading skills by signing up for an appointment to read with a certified Paws for Stories therapy dog. Research shows that reading to a dog is tremendously motivational for kids and also provides a calming, relaxed environment for children who may be feel hesitant or anxious about reading.
Sessions are 20 minutes. Kids must be school-aged, able to read some English on their own and comfortable reading with a dog and the dog’s adult handler.
To register, please visit or call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408. Registration opens Wednesday, August 7, at 10 a.m.
For more information, visit or call the Youth Desk at 604.925.7408.