Kids, dogs, and books. . . what a great relationship! Paws to Read attracts children from the entire spectrum of reading levels who come once a month on a Sunday afternoon to read to trained K-9 Connection therapy dogs.
The dogs, family pets representing many breeds, and their owners who volunteer their time have been certified in pet therapy. It has been observed over and over that children's reading abilities improve as they gain confidence by reading to dogs. Why? The dogs listen uncritically and wag their tails as the kids read. In addition to reading improvement, Paws shows kids how to relate to dogs as pets. How? The loving relationship between the dog and its owner helps foster kindness, respect, and good animal interaction skills. Each participant is required to have a permission slip signed by a parent.
Please note: In 2015 Paws to Read will move from the Williamsburg Library to the James City County Library!
Below are the Paws to Read dates for 2015. All are at 2:30 pm at the James City County Library.
|January 11||July 19|
|February 15||August 23|
|March 15||September 13|
|April 19||October 25|
|May 17||November 15|
|June 21||December 13|