Welcome to the TALES of JOY R.E.A.D.® Program Website!
Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) is a reading intervention program that is used in Rio Rancho Public Schools elementary schools to assist children in improving their reading, social, and speaking skills by reading to dogs!
Reading Has Gone to the DOGS!!
CGC Certified – Registered Therapy dogs that is!
Why READ to dogs?
Dogs are the ideal reading companions!
TALES of JOY R.E.A.D.® Program is an Associate Program registered with Intermountain Therapy Animals. ITA launched R.E.A.D. in 1999 and has grown to hundreds of registered R.E.A.D. teams throughout the United States and Canada.
In addition to our school Tales of Joy R.E.A.D.® Program, we have monthly library sessions:
Our summer Tales of Joy R.E.A.D.® Program keeps your child reading to their favorite dog at Barnes & Noble West Side (1301-A Ellison Road) EVERY Friday in June and July from 11-1pm
“PAW” through our website and see how this amazing program improves the reading skills and overall well-being of the children that participate!
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AUGUST OFF - No Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. events during the month of August! All of our awesome dogs and handlers will be taking a much needed break to relax, enjoy, and reenergize before we begin the program all over again in September! Thank you!
Calendar of Events
KRQE Interview and Live Demo
Interview on February 16, 2018 with Theresa McKinney - reading by Phillip Robinson sitting with Doc Holliday, the Golden Retriever