Unique Literacy Program Creates a Fun and Furry Learning Environement

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Nov 3, 2017
 
‘Paws to Read’ Coming to Gravenhurst Library
Unique Literacy Program Creates a Fun and Furry Learning Environement
 
 
Gravenhurst, ON - The Gravenhurst Public Library and Therapeutic Paws of Canada are partnering to bring the Paws To Read® program to Gravenhurst this November and December. This free program is offered to readers, ages 4 and up.
 
Paws To Read® is a program that allows children to read aloud to a child certified therapy dog and their dog handler in order to improve the child’s reading and communication skills.
 
“We are so pleased to be partnering with Therapeutic Paws of Canada to bring this unique literacy experience to children in Gravenhurst. Reading aloud can transform one’s reading skills but reading aloud to a dog can be less intimidating as well as fun,” said Julia Reinhart, Gravenhurst chief librarian.
 
Studies have shown that reading to dogs encourages confidence and boosts self-esteem plus it’s a fun way to read.  Children may register to read aloud to a child certified therapy dog for 15 minutes at the Library.  This is sure to be a popular program, make sure to register your child for a timeslot by visiting or contacting the Gravenhurst Public Library at 705-687-3382.
 
Upcoming dates for the program at the Gravenhurst Public Library include;
Saturday November 18, December 2, 9, & 16 with four separate timeslots; 10:30am, 10:45am, 11:00am and 11:15am.
 
Therapeutic Paws of Canada is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing animal resources for human needs (physical, mental, educational, motivational, socialization) through regular visits to hospitals, residences and schools.  For more information about Therapeutic Paws of Canada please visit https://tpoc.ca.
 
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For media inquires please contact:
 
Julia Reinhart
Contact the Gravenhurst Public Library
705-687-3382