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As children begin to learn how to read, it is beneficial to have a non-judgmental, safe place to practice reading out loud. That’s why we are really excited about our new Dog Tales program. During Dog Tales, children have the opportunity to read to a dog from the Pals on Paws chapter of Therapy Dogs International. Therapy Dogs are highly trained to be friendly, calm, adaptable to new environments, and very attentive to the children reading to them. They even get an identification card. Check out Annie’s ID!

Dog Tales begins at home with children practicing reading a favorite book. Parents can then sign up for their children online for Saturday’s Dog Tales program. A certificate can be printed out and presented at the Museum. Don’t forget to bring your favorite practice book along!

However, don’t worry if you didn’t have time to practice this month – you can still come and read to one of the dogs. We’ll have books available to read including picture books for pre-readers. There are also opportunities to read to the dogs on December 19 and January 16.

We hope you can come, curl up with one of these gentle and amazing animals, and enjoy watching your child get excited to read to them.


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