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Paws for Reading
Mon, June 24, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Today we are hosting Paws for Reading, a program that gives children a chance to read out loud to a well-trained, certified therapy dog in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since dogs don't correct mistakes - and they love to hear stories - , the pressure to "perform" is off, and reading becomes a fun, positive, and enjoyable experience. The unconditional love, and calming, non-judgmental presence of an animal can help a shy reader relax and simply enjoy reading.
This program is intended for 1st through 3rd graders. Space is limited and you can sign up for a ten-minute turn, starting 10 minutes before the program starts.
705 East Cathedral Road (Henry Ave. & Cathedral Rd.)
Philadelphia, PA 19128-2106