Katie Bear has graced The Daily Corgi a number of times, and I’m pleased to announce that this ambitious Certified Pet Therapy Pembroke is starting a new job tomorrow night!
Katie and her Mom Sherri H. will be at the Wellesley (MA) Library on Thursday 6/30 from 5pm to 7pm, to participate in the “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” Children Reading to Dogs program.
Click the pic below to learn more about this wonderful program, run by Therapy Dogs International.
From the TDI site:
“The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading. Many of the children chosen for this program have difficulties reading and as a result have developed self-esteem issues. They are often self-conscious when reading aloud in front of other classmates.”
“By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant.”
Isn’t that just like a Corgi? Sweet AND smart.
You rock, Katie Bear!