Kids can read to Rocky on Saturday at Pequot Library
On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, The Pequot Lakes Library will offer to the community’s children a certified Pet Therapy Dog named Rocky. The kids will read to him.
For this reason the program is limited to kids of reading age. Because dogs are naturally nonjudgmental, children, especially those who struggle with reading, can really benefit from reading to them.
Rocky, 11, is part husky, very mellow and loves children. Although he has spent time visiting with older people at rest homes, this will be his first time in the reading program.
Kids usually read to a reading dog for a 10- to 15-minute period, depending somewhat on the reading ability and concentration level of the child. Rocky and his friend, Linda Shalley, who has investigated the program thoroughly, will be at the library on the second Saturday in February and if the program works out, on the second Saturday of each successive month from 10 a.m. to noon.
If you have, or know of, a child who would benefit from reading to Rocky, bring him or her to the library when Rocky will be there.