Kid’s Get The Opportunity to Read With Therapy Pups at This Kentucky Library
Some super lucky Kentucky kiddos are going to have the opportunity to sit and read with some therapy pups.
MEET CHARLIE & REESE
The Owensboro Public School System introduced our community to Charlie the R.E.A.D. therapy dog in the Spring of 2021. Here's some info about Charlie;
Charlie, a Doberman Pinscher therapy dog at the Owensboro Innovation Middle School, has been certified as a R.E.A.D. Assistance Dog. The R.E.A.D Certification that is an addition to her certification with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. The R.E.A.D program is Nationally and Internationally recognized program through Intermountain Therapy Animals. Charlie and his handler are the 4th team in the whole state of KY and Charlie is the first pure bred Doberman Pinscher in the program. Charlie is the only Doberman Pinscher certified by the program and only the fourth therapy dog certified in Kentucky. In addition to her duties as a therapy dog, Charlie will be used at iMiddle to work with students who struggle to read by providing comfort and easing anxiety when reading to help improve their reading fluency.
Reese Cup is also a Doberman Pinscher and registered as a R.E.A.D. therapy dog.
HOW ARE THERAPY DOGS HELPFUL?
Many children struggle with reading. Maintaining focus or just not grasping the concept can create frustration and embarrassment. Some students even shut down and stop participating in their daily class activities. These therapy dogs help children begin a love of reading by creating a non-judgmental environment where the kids feel safe and comfortable.
DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY GIVES KIDS A CHANCE TO READ WITH A PUP
Here's the information from their Facebook page;
Charlie, the therapy dog, is returning this Saturday, and she is bringing her new pal Reese Cup with her!
Come to the library or call 270-684-0211 ext. 278 to register for a 15-minute time slot to read to either Charlie or Reese Cup the Therapy Dogs!
This program is recommended for beginning and growing readers. Bring your own book or choose from selected titles picked out by the librarian.
Reese Cup and Charlie are both Doberman Pinschers certified as both therapy and R.E.A.D. dogs who assist children in building reading skills.
Registration is required.