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What is “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” ?

Posted November 21, 2012 in Ankeny, Community Blogs

Children come to library during “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” and select a book to read to a furry friend. L. B. the therapy dog and his owners have been certified through Therapy Dogs International (TDI)

This program is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener, one who will accept the story exactly as they read it.

For many children, this allows them a rare chance to experience stress free reading. Once they are in this situation, children find themselves relaxing and having fun while reading! They come to think of themselves as good readers, which helps their self esteem and makes them eager to read. And eager readers practice their reading more often, leading to improved reading skill.

All of these elements work together to increase a child’s motivation to read, which is an essential element in becoming a successful reader.

L.B. the therapy dog will be visiting the library on Saturday November 24th at 10:00 am.  If you are interested in reading to L.B. please call the Library at 965-6460, opt. 4!  Happy Reading!

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