READ to Dogs

Read to Dogs
Photo Credit: Steamboat Pilot

READ to Dogs

Every Thursday at 4:00pm
  • Children's Storytime Room
Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!

Program Runs from June 7 - July 26, 2018

Kids who are already reading on their own get a chance to practice reading out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog! Kids read by themselves for a 20-minute session with the dog and the dog's owner. Kids should be able to read independently, but not necessarily fluently (usually ages 5 and older).

Sign up on the day of the event, either by coming into the Kids' Desk or calling, 970-879-0240 x313.

This program is provided by Heeling Friends of Steamboat Springs. Each READ team, consisting of a dog and their owner, have completed lots of intensive training to be able to be calm and compassionate listeners. Dog owners are skilled in helping kids sound out words and to provide encouragement, as needed.