Paws for Reading

Date: Oct 18, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Fort Bliss Libraries

Do you have a school age child that struggles with reading? Then come out to the Mickelsen Community Library and join Paws for Reading!
Children will have the opportunity to read to a certified therapy dog to help improve their reading skills and build self-confidence.
The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and
dog-friendly atmosphere, which allows children to practice the skill of reading. This is an ideal program for children who have difficulties reading and as a result have developed self-esteem issues.
By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the dog, and focuses on reading.
Sessions are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Mickelsen Community Library.

Cost

This is a FREE event and is open to DoD ID card holders. Perfect for kids 6-12 years old.

Registration Info

Parents must register for a time slot which is roughly 15 minutes, or more if slots are available. Registration can be done on the Children's side of the Library.

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