CeCe, Stella and Chaz enjoy a good book as much as anyone, and they don’t mind a bit if the reader takes a while to sound out the words. The three are certified therapy dogs whose jobs are to be good listening companions while young readers work on their read-aloud skills during the Traverse Area District Library’s new Tell-A-Tail program.
“The program provides a positive, nonjudgmental and fun way for children to build their fluency and their confidence,” said the library’s Youth Services Coordinator Cathy Lancaster, who brought the Tell-A-Tail program with her from the Flint Public Library where she worked prior to moving to Traverse City. “Here, they don’t have the whole class looking at them while they practice reading. It’s just them and a dog.”
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