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Reading to Dogs

Reading to Dogs

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  • Wed 29 Jul ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 5 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 12 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 19 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 26 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 2 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 9 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 16 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Wed 23 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A 'fur-tastic' programme for growing readers!

Christchurch City Libraries 'Reading to Dogs' programme is designed to provide a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading.

The programme uses dogs who are now the beloved pets of the Christchurch City Council Animal Control team. These furry friends have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Our dogs:

- Can increase a child's relaxation while reading
- Listen attentively
- Do not laugh, judge or criticise
- Allow children to proceed at their own pace
- Can be less intimidating than a child's peers.

Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions.

Each session is 15 minutes long.

Bookings Required. Don't miss out on this fun programme! Please call: 941 7923 or book at South Christchurch Library.

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