Friendly canine to help kids get buried into a book

August 31, 2012 by  

The ‘Reading with a Doggie Friend’ event is barely a week away and will be taking place at the Puyallup Public Library located at 324 S. Meridian Street in Puyallup, Washington.

At this fun reading event, Clover the Dalmatian will join the audience to listen to a fabulous story being told. Although Clover would probably enjoy chasing moles at home in her own backyard, she relishes the time she gets to spend with people just as much. Clover is a certified therapeutic dog who regularly visits the Puyallup Library to spend time with the children. She provides a no-pressure atmosphere where children can practice their social and reading skills without outside interference or demands.

Children at these events tend to love to curl up with Clover and a great book because, even if they make a mistake in their reading, the canine companion will not point it out to them. Clover is just happy to see the children and share time with them. This program helps children who find reading difficult, with the opportunity to read aloud knowing they can take their time and not be expected to perform at the same level as other children who excel at reading.

Taking place on Saturday, September 8, this reading session will begin at 2:00 pm and last until 3:00 pm. Poster printing and flyer printing may have been used to promote this confidence-building reading session to parents and children in the community. Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. To learn more about Clover the Dalmatian or the program itself, please visit the Puyallup Public Library’s website or call 253-841-5454.