‘Tail-Waggin’ Tutors’ back at Pass Library
Feb 19, 2013, 17:35
The Pass Christian Public Library will once again be “going to the dogs.” The Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi Children’s Reading Program will return to the Pass Christian Public Library for the second session of their Spring Series on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by Visiting Pet Partners-Pet Therapy Group. The volunteers and their four-legged friends will be coming to help children one-on-one improve their communication and reading skills. As the children read to the dogs, they gain confidence to read anywhere. The dogs are also great motivators!
Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to read individually with a handler and a therapy dog. Reading sessions usually last for 30 minutes. Children are rewarded with bookmarks, stickers, or pencils for participating. The program is absolutely free. Children must not be afraid of or be allergic to animals.
There is no need to pre-register. Children and families are encouraged to stop by the Pass Christian Library on Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to practice reading to the dogs.