They’re loyal. They’re furry. And they’re really good listeners! Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they can also be a kid’s best audience.
The Barrington Area Library is hosting “Read to Rover” nights at the library to help boost the confidence of new readers. You can sign your child up to read to dogs at the library on Wednesday night’s from 7 until 8PM through the month of June. It’s a great opportunity to help children who are just learning to read feel comfortable reading out loud to an audience that won’t criticize, comment or even talk back.
There will be four dogs at the library tonight that are trained to help improve the health of children, seniors and others with special needs. They’re part of the Rainbow Assisted Animal Therapy association and they’ve listened to kids read before. So, these are some pooches with pedigree and open ears. The program is free and it takes place in the story room in the library’s Youth Services Department. For more information, call the library at 847-382-1300 or visit their website at BarringtonAreaLibrary.org.