If your child becomes shy when it’s time to read aloud, he or she is likely not alone — it can be nerve-wracking even for adults, much less when you’re learning new words and sounds.
York County Libraries offers a series of programs aimed to encourage reluctant readers. Therapy dogs are trained to calmly listen to a young reader. For kids who enjoy animals, it can provide a less threatening environment for practicing their reading than, say, a parent’s expectant eye or a classroom full of students. Collinsville Community Library even offers a chance to read to horses!
For details on upcoming sessions in the next week (and other summer reading club programs), visit Book Buzz.