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Tallahassee Memorial's READ program teams therapy dogs with kids

Posted at 11:02 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 23:02:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee kids are improving their reading schools virtually through T- READ Program.

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare's Animal Therapy Teams are working virtually with young readers this summer through their Reading Education Assistance Dog program.

The READ program helps kids practice and improve their reading skills by reading out loud to therapy dogs. It helps boost their confidence since the dogs are always excited to be read to.

According to TMH, reading to a dog is not intimidating, the dogs listen attentively without interrupting or make fun, and the dogs do not judge or criticize.

Some students don't have books for their reading level at home, so READ gives them a book to keep.

But they need help getting the books they need.

If you want to help buy books for the kids visit TMH's website, by clicking here, and designate your gift for Animal Therapy.

More information about the program is available by clicking here.