- By Margaret Adam
- Posted Sunday, March 22, 2015
Children Invited To Read to a Dog March 23 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, March 23 and Monday, April 20, 6 - 7 pm
Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC, 27051
Call (336) 703-2990 to sign up a student for a read-aloud turn.
Click here for driving directions.