Pennsylvania children read to therapy dogs in Sit, Stay, and Read program

'It helps them with fluency'

By Bianca Garcia
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(WPMT) - York County, PA -- A library program in York County is promoting literacy among children using therapy dogs.

The Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover held its Sit, Stay, and Read program today where children got to read to therapy dogs.

Organizers say its a program that helps local children get better at reading by practicing out loud without feeling anxious.

"Children are learning to read feeling comfortable, reading out loud," said executive director, Lisa Kane, "So, it's great. It helps them with fluency, helps them to feel comfortable, as they learn their word recognition and become better readers. Reading to the dogs is a great asset to that."

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