Paws to Read – Practice Reading Skills with a Therapy Dog.

August 3, 2024 at 11:00 aM   |   AUGUST 21, 2024 AT 3:00 pM

Reading aloud helps your young child expand their vocabulary and improve reading comprehension. Learning to read can be scary; a friendly face, particularly one with a wagging tail, can ease reading anxieties and build confidence. Billings Public Library is hosting two sessions a month:

1st Saturday of the month (8/3) 11am – Noon with Intermountain Therapy Animals

3rd Wednesday of the month (8/21) 3-4pm with Pet Partner Therapy Animals

Each child will be able to sign up on the day of the program and have a chance to read to one dog. Space is limited

Paws to Read gives children the opportunity to practice their reading skills without fear of judgment. Children will share a book with a trained therapy dog; accompanied by the dog’s handler (the handlers do not correct a child's reading).

Parents may sit quietly in the room with their child or take this moment to sit and relax just outside the program area.

Take and Make Crafts – Parrot Pal

Make your own Parrot Pal! Each Kit includes materials to make one parrot. Stop by the Children's desk starting August 1. Kits are available on a first come, first serve basis, no registration is required,

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