Paws to Read

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Every Wednesday at 4pm, there will be a furry, four-legged friend for your child to read to!

For more information, email Christy: cmh.bcld@gmail.com or call us at (970) 532 2757.

Children who read aloud to therapy dogs or shelter cats 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

 

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