They say that practice makes perfect, and reading aloud is an important skill to master. But reading to other people can be nerve-wracking, which can make it difficult to practice. That is why we’ve recruited our animal ambassadors to lend a nonjudgmental ear to kids who want to become more confident readers. Struggling readers can improve their fluency skills by reading to animals! So grab your favorite book and get ready to read to and interact with some super cute animals!
January 13, March 10, September 22 and November 17: Participants will read to and interact with a reptile.
February 3, May 12, October 13 and December 8: Participants will read to and interact with a small mammal.
An animal interaction is included in the program, but the primary focus is on reading. Species may vary depending on animal health, safety and availability. Make sure to bring your own book from home!