Paws to Reads pairs young readers & friendly dogs

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read Monday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Paws to Read pairs young readers with certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put children at ease. Kids benefit from the dogs’ patience, acceptance and comforting presence while they practice reading and build skills.

Paws to Read will be offered in 15-minute increments on Mondays October 22, November 12 and December 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays October 27, November 17 and December 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To sign up, parents can go to the Calendar or call the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940.

The therapy dogs will be accompanied by their certified handlers and are from the group Healing Paws, Inc.

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