Thu, Dec 19|
Read to a Dog - Bow Wow with Books!
Improve your child’s reading and communication skills by reading to an animal! Don't miss this opportunity to introduce your child to the joys of reading, with the added warmth and companionship of therapy animals. Bow Wow with Books promises to be an experience your child will cherish.
Time & Location
Dec 19, 2024, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Coal Valley, 900 1st St, Coal Valley, IL 61240, USA
About The Event
Improve your child’s reading and communication skills by reading to an animal!
Join us for an enchanting and heartwarming afternoon at the Coal Valley Public Library for Bow Wow with Books our Read to a Therapy Dog After-School Program. Designed to foster a love for reading while providing a comforting environment, this program promises to be a magical experience for children.
Event Highlights: • Storytime with Furry Friends: Our program features certified therapy animals, including gentle dogs, specially trained to listen as children read aloud. These furry friends offer non-judgmental companionship and create a relaxed atmosphere for young readers.
• Enhanced Reading Skills: Reading to therapy animals has been shown to improve reading skills, boost confidence, and reduce anxiety. Children will have the opportunity to practice their reading in a stress-free, supportive setting.
• Meet-and-Greet: Get to know our four-legged volunteers and their handlers. Learn about the benefits of animal-assisted therapy and how it can positively impact your child's reading journey.
• Library Resources: Discover the wealth of resources available at the Coal Valley Public Library to support your child's reading and learning journey. Our dedicated librarians will be on hand to guide you and provide information about the library's services.
Registration and Participation:
This is a free program sponsored by the QCCAN. No registration is required. All ages are welcome! Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite books or choose from the library's selection.
Don't miss this opportunity to introduce your child to the joys of reading, with the added warmth and companionship of therapy animals. Bow Wow with Books at the Coal Valley Public Library promises to be an experience your child will cherish. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of stories, smiles, and furry friends. We look forward to seeing you there!