Helen Woodward Animal Center's Paws and Pages
Please refer to our COVID-19 Policies for details about our safety procedures for each program. Protocols are subject to change and may vary with program type. If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policies or programs, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org 858-756.4117 x318.
Helping Struggling Readers with Animals
Critters can help to create more confident readers!
2022 Program Dates
January 12 ● February 2 ● March 9 ● May 11
September 21 ● October 12 ● November 16 ● December 7
Perfect for kids in 1st– 5th Grade!
Wednesdays 5 p.m.–6 p.m.
$12 per child (1 parent admitted free per child, additional adults are $5 each)
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!
2021 Session Details
January 12, March 9, September 21, and November 16:
Participants will read to and interact with a reptile.
February 2, May 11, October 12, and December 7:
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!
Feel free to call us at 858-756-4117 ext. 318 or email email@example.com with any questions.
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