Strengthen your reading skills with a 4-legged friend at Tales with Tails! For ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please choose one time slot for each child. To sign up, please call 515.222.3405, come in, or register online.
What makes this program important?
Children who are learning to read often experience anxiety when reading aloud to an adult or a peer. Trained therapy dogs provide listeners who don’t interrupt, who don’t laugh when a child makes a mistake, and who aren’t quick to correct or fill in long pauses. Dogs are simply thrilled to be receiving attention and they never judge. A recent study done at UC Davis demonstrated increased skill and confidence among children who read with a therapy dog on a regular basis. The library is thrilled to provide this opportunity to our young readers.