Early readers and kids who just love to read to dogs can bring a book and come to the Chinn Park Regional Library on Thursdays, November 6th and 20th at 4:00 p.m. to read to a friendly dog and his patient trainer. PAL (People Animals Love) provides an opportunity for children to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere. This allows children the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener, one who will accept the story exactly as they read it. For many, this allows them a rare chance to experience stress-free reading. Once they are in this situation, children find themselves relaxing and having fun while reading! They come to think of themselves as good readers, which helps their self-esteem and makes them eager to read. Eager readers practice their reading more often, leading to improved reading skills.
This is a free, drop-in program for children ages 6 to 10. No registration is necessary.
For more information about this event, or any other library program, please visit the Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge, call the library at (703) 792-4800; TTY (703) 792-4876), or check the library’s website at www.pwcgov.org/library.