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USU Brings Horses to North Logan Library's Summer Reading Programs

Utah Public Radio Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018


The Reading Corral program at North Logan Library is a literacy project aimed to help young children improve reading skills while learning about horses. During each session, two miniature horses come to the library and the children are able to interact with them. ... Sherie Petty is with Utah State University’s equine assisted education program that is working with the library's Reading Corral and says the program is more than just a petting zoo. “The cool thing animal-assisted intervention is that animals can help the person engage on a whole different level,” Petty said. ... The children also learn life skills, according to Petty. She said they make friends, take turns and learn how to respect other people and the animals they work around.

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