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Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Aurora Hills

When: Back to Calendar January 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Repeats: Monthly on 3rd Thursday until April 4, 2014
Excluding: August 14, 2013
Where: Aurora Hills Branch Library
735 18th Street South
Arlington,VA 22202
USA
Cost: Free but registration required
Contact: 703-228-5715
Categories:
Elementary School
Kids
Paws-to-Read
Tags: @ Aurora Hills

Children grades K – 5 are invited to read to therapy dogs.

Each “Paws to Read” child is given a 15-minute session where they will be paired with a canine listener. Volunteers (both owners and dogs) are part of PAL (People. Animals. Love.), an animal therapy organization. All participating dogs are trained and certified.

Studies have shown that reading to a dog (or other non-judgmental audience) can help improve a child’s reading level and increase their enjoyment of reading.

Please register for a slot by calling 703-228-5715.

For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather.

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