The program, which is sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum, is free and open to children from 5 to 10 years of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The visiting dogs are certified with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs of New Jersey, Inc. and serve regularly in the Wayne area, helping children learn to read and visiting with senior citizens.
Children may bring their own books and sit comfortably on blankets with the dogs. They can see the positive effect their reading has on the animals, who look like they’re listening.
The program is the first in a series of three Reading to Dogs programs at the Knippenberg Center. It will also be held on Sunday, Aug. 14; and Sunday, Oct. 9.
For information, call 973-831-5675 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.