The look of joy on a child’s face while reading to your dog: PRICELESS!
~ Randi Bolton (R.E.A.D. team member)
 
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This collie is listening to a story being read to him by a young girl read at the local library.

You're such a good reader!

Mignon Morse, Assistant Director at the McKinney Texas Library (McKinney Public Library System). created the following slide show for the Texas Library Association in order to present the advantages of reading dog programs.

PowerPoint Presentation about dogs and libraries.

Sandra Staff-Koettner created the following PowerPoint Presentation. Her purpose was to get the school staff informed about the whole therapy dog and R.E.A.D.® program. She needed them to know that Miss Bear and her are more than a well-behaved dog with a nice lady . Sandra realizes teachers are the first people parents and patrons ask, so she wanted them to be able to speak accurately on the subject, or at least e able to send folks in the right direction.

PowerPoint Presentation about Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

Several people have created PowerPoint presentations in order to show others how registered therapy dogs can be used in reading programs for children.They have graciously allowed me to link to their slide shows, and I hope these will give you an idea of what you can say to convince a teacher, reading resource specialist, librarian, or school principal that it will be a win-win situation if you are allowed to bring your therapy dog to read with the children.

"Literacy Magic" was presented by Janet Gastil and Anna Hartman, librarians in the Lakeside and La Mesa Branch Libraries in San Diego County, California.

Lakeside Library, CA, library dogs presentation

If the slide shows do not automatically advance from one slide to the next, you can view the pages by pressing the Page Down key on your keyboard. Press the Esc key to exit the show.

Jasper helps spread the word about
reading with therapy dogs using his
photos on Facebook!

If you have similar ideas to share with others, please send an e-mail to librarydogs@cox.net

     
 
 
 
 

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