Doggie Reading Club

Daniel Hawkins reads to Malibu.
Daniel Hawkins reads to Malibu.
Pictured left to right: Jayden Gibson, Kiaralyn Delgado, Kevin Reyes and Daniel Hawkins
Pictured left to right: Jayden Gibson, Kiaralyn Delgado, Kevin Reyes and Daniel Hawkins
Pictured left to right: Kevin Reyes, Kiaralyn Delgado, Jayden Gibson and Malibu.
Pictured left to right: Kevin Reyes, Kiaralyn Delgado, Jayden Gibson and Malibu.
The "Doggie Reading Club", a specialized program designed to help children develop their reading skills, opened to an exciting kick-off at Frank P Long Intermediate School. Every other week, students in Miss Deery's and Miss Powell's classes at Frank P. Long Intermediate School are visited by their "class dog", Malibu, who is treated to some reading time by the students. Part of the Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy, the program helps each student gain confidence in his/her spoken voice and encourages a good feeling about reading. The students love reading to their new friend and Malibu seems to enjoy it too!