Sign Up to Read to a Therapy Dog!

West Michigan Therapy Dogs are providing free opportunities for youth to read to a trained therapy dog at two of our locations.

At Yankee Clipper sessions are available on  Saturdays, October 9 -23.   West Leonard Branch is offering them on October 11-25.  Registration is required. The sessions will be more effective if you can come all three weeks at the same time, so please sign up for all 3 weeks if you can.

West Michigan Therapy Dogs and their handlers provide an encouraging and non-judgmental environment in order to develop confidence in reading.  This program is for independent readers of any age.  I had a Grand Rapids Public School teacher call and tell me what a wonderful opportunity this is for English as a second language learners.

If you are wondering about the effectiveness of therapy dogs, you may want to read The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant.

Any questions, call Yankee Clipper Branch at 988-5415 or West Leonard Branch at 988-5416.

One Response to “Sign Up to Read to a Therapy Dog!”

  1. September 30, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I'm visiting the "Vicktory Dogs" in 2 weeks. I can't wait!
    http://www.bestfriends.org/vickdogs/