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BARKS & BOOKS at Beale Library (4th Wednesday)

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Photo Jun 25, 7 38 49 PM Photo Dec 11, 5 49 53 PM Photo Dec 11, 5 02 21 PM Photo Dec 11, 4 49 54 PMPhoto Dec 11, 4 01 29 PMLearning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than it is about overcoming fears, especially for children that are having trouble reading. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:

 

  • Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure
  • Listen attentively
  • Do not judge, laugh, or criticize
  • Allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Are less intimidating than peers

When a dog is listening to a child read, the environment is transformed; a child’s dread is replaced by eager anticipation, and learning inevitably occurs. Marley’s Mutts’ “human volunteers”, too, are supportive and available to give kids the loving space they need for a positive shift in their reading performance. This type of supervised reading gives kids the practice necessary to build vocabulary, increase understanding of the material, and gain fluency as a reader.

Marley’s Mutts will be bringing dogs by to read with the kids at Beale Library from 4:00-6:00PM every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

 

*** YOU MUST SIGN YOUR CHILD UP AHEAD OF TIME TO READ WITH THE DOGS. ***

 

 

For more information, or to sign your child up for a 15-20 minute reading session with a Mutt, call Susan Palm at 661-868-0745 or 661-868-0752, or emailSusan.Palm@kerncountylibrary.org.

Beale Library is located at 701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

NOTE TO TEHACHAPI RESIDENTS: We are working on setting up the same program at Tehachapi Library, and will keep you posted as things develop!

Details

Date:
June 25, 2022
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Susan Palm
Phone:
661-868-0745
Email:

Venue

Beale Library
Phone:
661-868-0745
701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, 93301 United States
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