Liberty Elementary has been working in connection with Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause. The idea is to help students and staff learn more about the benefits of pet therapy/animal assisted activities. Social interaction and stress relief are the two components they are focusing on this year as the dogs do an introductory visit with each classroom (in groups of three classrooms) for 30 minute sessions. The goal is to have more time next year for the dogs to be able to go into the classrooms with the students and the students can practice their reading with the dogs listening. Hudson Valley Paws for a cause came the first Monday of March, April and May and will be returning one more time, for the first Monday in June.
Scroll down for photos of the May visit.