Reading to dogs sharpens skills of both human and pup
By Anna Erickson
The Kids Read Books With Dogs program is underway and a fun way to read for kids.
The Park Rapids Area Library collaborated with Triple M Assistance Dogs for the program, which is offered alternating Thursdays and Fridays at the library.
Cindy Morgan, from Triple M Assistance Dogs, has talked about how someone can become a better reader or live more independently with the assistance of a dog. The program debuted last summer and continues this year.
It is open to kids going into first grade through high school. The goal is to help kids read better and faster.
Registration and a signed permission slip (which will be available at the library) are required. There will be a sign up sheet at the library and people can come to the library or call 732-4966 to sign up.
The dates are Thursday July 3, Friday, July 11, Thursday, July 17, Friday, July 25, Thursday, July 31, Friday, Aug. 8, Thursday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 22.
Each participant will sign up for an available time slot between 10:30 a.m. and noon.