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Children Reading to Dogs in Katy Texas

Children Reading to Dogs in Katy Texas

The Reading Educational Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) is coming back to the Katy Branch Library on Saturday September 24, 2011. The event will last from 11:00 AM until noon. The dogs used in this unique and special program are therapy dogs that along with their handlers provide children with an exciting and fun method of practicing their reading skills and communication ability.  Prior registration at the library or by calling 281-391-3509 is required. The Katy Branch Library is located at 5414 Franz Road Katy Texas (Old Katy) and is located close to the Katy police station. The library has a web site for additional information.

Katy Branch  Old Katy

R.E.A.D. improves a child’s reading and communication abilities by using a very powerful but mostly untapped resource of having the child read to a dog. The handlers and dogs are all specially trained volunteers,  go to schools, libraries, and several other setting so the children can improve their very necessary life skills. Intermountain Therapy Animals stared this whole program back in 1999. It was the first organization to use dogs as a vehicle to improve communication or any type of skills in children. The children love it and have a great time reading. Many children have reading disabilities and such program could improve their skill levels in a dramatic fashion.

My family and I are absolutely dog lovers (read several of my other blogs to confirm) and to me this is a brilliant means to help children with their education and make it all fun. If your child needs help with their reading skills you might want to consider trying this avenue.

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Published Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:17 PM by Bob Gilbert

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