Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. Program

Dog licking child

Welcome to our reading intervention/support program utilizing registered therapy dogs! We offer AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) programs at our elementary schools and AAA (Animal Assisted Activity) programs at local community libraries and book stores! "PAW" Through Our Announcements!

Summer Programs for our Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. dogs!!

Our Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. Program dogs will be busy again this summer . . . lots of opportunities for you to grab your favorite BOOK and snuggle up and READ to a DOG!!! Every FRIDAY for the months of June and July
from 11 - 1pm at
Barnes & Nobles Book store
3701-A Ellison Dr. NW
Albuquerque, NM Collage of dogs and kids

And . . . Our monthly ongoing Library programs too!
Second Saturday of the month from 11 - 1pm at Loma Colorado Library
Third Saturday of the month from 11 - 1pm at Esther Bone Library

See you there!! Woof Woof Bow Wow

Happy New Year!!! 2016!!!

Hello Everyone!
On behalf of ALL of our Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. teams and their amazing dogs . . .
we would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!
2016 is going to be a GREAT year!

Woof Woof Bow Wow
Remember to check out our monthly library sessions - click on the calendar at right for more details!

WELCOME to School Year 2015 - 2016!

Our Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. program dogs and handlers are very excited to begin another awesome school year!
2015 - 2016 marks the start of our 10th year of the Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. program within Rio Rancho Public Schools!
Dog reading a book
In the File section below check out the End of Year Data report for last school year 2014 - 2015, the results are something to "howl" about for sure!

You can also "sniff" through our Paw Prints . . . Tales of Joy book, as told by the dogs themselves!

Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. program featured on KOB Good Day NM!!

What a wonderful opportunity (thanks to Enchantment Pet Resort & Spa for the invite!) to have our Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. program spotlighted on the December 13th airing of KOB Good Day NM!

I am so very proud, pleased and honored to be a part of this program - the wonderful work accomplished with our students - the outreach to our community - the commitment and dedication from all of our teams . . . to be able to share our Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. program and the very special benefits to our children is just priceless!

To view this awesome video click on the link below: www.kob.com/article/stories/S3241782.shtml

B.A.R.K. Presentation!!

Schedule a B.A.R.K. presentation for your Grade level, Classroom or S.A.F.E. program!
B.A.R.K. - "Be Aware Responsible & Kind" is a Dog Bite Prevention Progam developed by the Humane Society Youth.

Did you know that dogs and cats "talk" to you?

Did you know there is a right and wrong way to approach and pet a dog?

Do you know when and how to "Be a Tree?" or "Be a Rock?"
Call or email program Coordinator, Theresa McKinney to schedule your presentation.
505-891-8526 ext. 214 tmckinney@rrps.net

Local Library Tales of Joy R.E.A.D. Program

Parents! Remember to bring your kiddos to the local libraries to enjoy a FUN reading session with our very attentive canine reading companions!! Click here to view details (pdf).

     McKinney, Theresa
     Business: 505-891-8526 x214
     Mobile: 505-463-3626
     Email: theresa.mckinney@rrps.net
     Coordinator for Tales of Joy READ Program

     Tales of Joy READ Program Community Site
     The community-based site with information on this program.

Discussion Topics
     Teams in ACTION!
     Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013