for ages 5-11
First & Third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-7:30pm
@ the Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media, PA
Starting October 19, PAWS for Reading will be at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library with one of its therapy dog teams on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble. Each therapy dog must go through 14 hours of training to be able to participate in PAWS for Reading. For more information on the PAWS for Reading program, visit http://www.pawsforpeople.org/children/paws-for-reading.
If your child has allergies but would still like to participate, please let us know so accommodations can be made. Space is limited, so registration is required. Each session must be registered for individually beginning on the dates listed below. Once a child has participated, new registrants will have priority for the next session.
*PAWS for Reading Schedule*:
October 19 (registration now open)
November 2 (registration starts October 20), November 16 (registration starts November 3)
December 7 (registration starts November 17), December 21 (registration starts December 8)
*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED*: 610-566-1918 or firstname.lastname@example.org