Summers can be a challenging time for families who want to ensure their kids are staying challenged, stimulated, and safe all summer long while schools are out. Luckily for Houston-area kids, we have lots of opportunities for exciting and educational things to do in Houston this summer – and most of them won’t break the bank. This summer, Houston’s CAP Animal Shelter is offering a free Summer Storytime program where kids aged 6 and up can read to any of the furry friends at the shelter as long as they have a grown up with them. No reservation, registration, or fees are required – this is a no-strings attached, FREE summer event families can take care of to keep kids stimulated and lend a helping hand to the CAP Animal Shelter.
The CAP Animal Shelter is a non-profit shelter which seeks to rescue and place homeless animals into adoption with loving, responsible families. The shelter promotes respect and compassion for all life and offers educational resources for how to prevent cruelty to animals.
Kids are invited to bring their favorite books to share with the shelter animals at Summer Storytime, but the shelter also has a few dozen animal-themed books to choose from. Children can sit outside each pet’s cage space and read calmly for 15 minute intervals. Children must be able to read in a soft voice and make no sudden movements in order not to frighten any animals who might be skittish. Children can feed pet-approved treats provided by the CAP Animal Shelter to their furry friends with the help of CAP staff or volunteers.
This is a FREE opportunity for kids to volunteer within their community, improve an animal’s life by making them more comfortable with people, and gain confidence in their reading skills.
Summer Storytime takes place on Thursdays between 1pm and 3pm at the CAP Animal Shelter, located at 17555 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77094. For more information call 281.497.0591.