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Tales with T.A.I.L.S.

Dog looking at a book.Register now in the Children’s Room or by phone (766-0171) for Tales with T.A.I.L.S.  This program where kids read to therapy animals will be held at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library on Tuesday, June 24, Tuesday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 22, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  The program on June 24 will take place in the Children's Library room, and the July programs will be in the Meeting Rooms.

 

The Tales with T.A.I.L.S. (Therapy Animals Increase Literacy Skills) Program is an effective and fun way to improve children’s reading and communication skills through the assistance of Red Cross registered therapy animals teams as literacy mentors. The child reads to the pet as the pet quietly lays close by. The child is encouraged to pet, engage and connect with the pet.

 

These registered pets can be ideal reading companions because they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure. Unlike peers, animals are attentive listeners, they don’t judge or criticize, so children are more comfortable and inclined to forget about their own fears. It can enhance a child’s love of reading! A great foundation for a lifetime of learning.

 

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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