- By Margaret Adam
- Posted Monday, July 6, 2015
Children Invited To Read to a Dog July 13th at Walkertown
Tesla, a Tail-Waggin' Tutor, is a trained therapy dog owned by Shelly Swidick of Kernersville. Shelly and Tesla volunteer their time listening to young readers because the experience yields many benefits. Primarily, students improve reading skills. Besides practicing the tasks of decoding longer words and recognizing sight words, they gain fluency and self-confidence. Additionally, this brief and safe exposure to such a calm, controlled dog can help children who may fear dogs to varying degrees.
Finally, Tesla's visits are a lot of fun for all involved. Anytime a young reader comes to the library for a fun program, it's an opportunity to go home with books. Then, when families open those books, we're fulfilling our mission of connecting our community to reading, information, and lifelong learning.
Read to a Tail-Waggin' Tutor: Monday, July 13, 6 - 7 pm and August 10th, 6 - 7 pm
Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC, 27051
Registration required. Call (336) 703-2990 to sign up students ages 4 - 12 for a read-aloud turn.
Click here for driving directions.