'Paws for Literacy®' Programme
What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read. Teachers, Librarians, children and parents agree -- it's an unbeatable combination!
is with great pride that Spirit Ridge K9 Training & children are invited to visit the library, pick a book, get paired up with a
great pride that Spirit Ridge K9 Training &Rescue, has partnered with the Wellington County
children are invited to visit the library, pick a book, get paired up with a dog andread, read, read!
libraries and schools across North America, a loyal and tireless group of
literacy volunteers are teaching kids to read. They don’t demand salary, they
never complain or show signs of boredom. They receive nothing more than a cookie
and a head scratch for their efforts. They are dogs, and they work miracles for
children’s literacy. Even kids who know how to read flock to these dogs just
for fun while growing their vocabulary and public speaking skills in the
process. The greatest beneficiaries, by far, are those who have obstacles to
reading and speaking.
course, as an added bonus, children develop a healthy appreciation for dogs and
learn to interact with dogs in a positive, supportive situation – something
Spirit Ridge always strives for!