“Paws for Reading,” a free program for keiki in grades 1 through 5, will be offered at two Maui public libraries starting in November 2014.
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, a non-profit organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially-trained dogs to assist them in living more independent lives, will present the program, which is said to improve children’s reading and communication skills. Reading to a Therapy Dog can help build a keiki’s reading confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and is a lot of fun.
Parents should contact the Library to sign up their children for 15-minute reading sessions. Pre-registration is required. All children must be on time for their session and accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
The “Paws for Reading” program will be conducted at: