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Montreal Families

Shy kids can read to dogs

If you have a child who struggles to read out loud in class, The Eleanor London Cote St. Luc Library is lending a helping paw.

From April 10 to May 1, children 6 to 11 can build their reading confidence by reading stories to a dog.

Therapeutic Paws of Canada will match children with certified therapy dogs and handlers, who will provide their attention to kids while they read out loud.  Children are expected to attend a 15-minute private reading session every week for four weeks to see an improvement in their reading. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Therapeutic Paws of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides animal resources for human needs.

The Eleanor London Cote St. Luc Library is at 5851 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St. Luc.

For more information or to register call (514) 485-6900 Ext. 4111 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

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