Shadow, our highly trained Reading Education Assistance Cat, offers beginning readers a friendly and attentive audience for one-on-one reading. An adult caregiver MUST register children or independent readers for a 15 minute time slot by calling 608-356-6166. It will just be the caregiver, the child, the cat/owner team, and Ms. Carey onscreen. You will get the password-protected Zoom link on the day of your appointment with Shadow. When you click on the link, you will be in an online waiting room until Ms. Carey admits you. Ms. Carey will introduce your child to the cat/owner team and then she “will leave the room” by blacking her screen, but she will be in the background. Your child will read the book they have with them to the cat/owner team and then when time is up, Ms. Carey will come back onto the screen to say goodbye, remove you from the program and then admit the next child. A computer with Internet access and a computer camera set-up is REQUIRED.