READ Fur Me - Learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than about overcoming fears. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
When a dog is listening, the environment is transformed, a child's dread is replaced by eager anticipation, and learning occurs. The handler shifts performance pressure off the child and provides support, while the child gets supervised reading practice necessary to build vocabulary, increase understanding of the material, and gain fluency as a reader.
Anubis loves to come to the library and listen to people read. So if your child would like to read to her give us a call at 574-896-2841 and we can schedule an appointment between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays or on a convenient Saturday. As part of the READ program we will keep track of each twenty minute session with Anubis. After ten sessions the child can choose something from the goodie drawer; and after twenty sessions they get a special gift.
This week marked the final Tot Time and Story Hour for 2014. But all the children were very excited when two special guests paid a visit. Santa and Mrs. Claus took time off from their busy schedule to see the children and Mrs. Claus read them "The Night Before Christmas."
When she finished reading, everyone had a chance to visit with Santa and tell them what presents they were hoping to find under their Christmas trees. And just to keep them sweet between now and Christmas, Santa gave them each a candy cane.
Here are some pictures of Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the children.
Tot Time and Story Hour will return in 2015 after a short break.
Right now Ms. Kelsie is busy choosing books to read and crafts to do next year. Once the schedule has been set it will be posted here, on the library blog, and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in attending either of these programs have your parents contact Kelsie Purcell at 574-896-2841, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in at the library.
See you next year!
You have your choice of two times for our last session of Story Hour for the year; the first session will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and the second will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday’s from November 26th to December 17th.
To sign up please contact Kelsie Purcell at 574-896-2841, email at email@example.com, or stop in at the library.
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