The Lititz Public Library Paws to Read program is offered two Saturdays a month. Registration begins two weeks before each program.
Children who read aloud to therapy dogs on a regular basis demonstrate drastic improvement in their reading skills! Animals provide a safe, non-judgmental presence for struggling readers. Sharing books with furry supporters helps children to:
•Sustain concentration and focus
•Maintain a higher level of awareness
•Improve attitudes toward school
•Increase reading comprehension and fluency
•Expand their use of vocabulary and language
•Boost confidence and pride in their reading skills
•Cultivate a higher motivation for reading and learning
•Foster positive social interactions
•Feel more comfortable about learning
•Enjoy the experience of reading
Plus, the dogs enjoy it, too!