Mans Best Friend Helps Kids Read

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

June 23, 2006

Children are learning to read with the help of a 4-legged friend. It is called Tales 'n Tails. Through the Reading Education Assistance Dogs Program a registered therapy dog named Ivy visited the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

The children read to Ivy as a way to improve their reading skills and gain confidence. The program coordinator said Ivy enjoys the attention as well.

"It's just in her nature to want to be around people and get the attention, which is what she's getting when she's being read to, she's getting the attention. Even though the child is focusing on the book, they're also focusing on Ivy," said Marsha Frick, of Tales 'n Tails.

This summer Ivy will come to the library every other Friday.

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