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Kids read to cats

Cats are patient listeners who don't correct mistakes, making them perfect companions for young readers. In our 'Kids Read to Cats' project, our feline friends play a vital role in boosting the children's reading confidence and sparking enthusiasm for books and stories.

Reading is an essential skill, serving as a gateway to the world, fostering creativity, and imparting knowledge. While it's often taken for granted, it's a skill that must be learned and practiced. Primary school students who face reading challenges can read without interruption to our furry friends in our cozy cat rooms. This not only improves their reading skills and passion for books in the long run but also imparts valuable lessons on understanding the needs and quirks of cats and teaching them how to interact respectfully with animals. For our cats, the visits provide a welcome change from everyday life at the shelter and in some cases, the children's calm voices might even draw shy cats from their hiding places.


The reading sessions take place on Saturdays between 12:30 and 14:30. Reservation is compulsory through our booking tool, which you will be granted access to through the registration confirmation.


If your child would like to sign up, please return this completed application form to us by email. We will review the application and let you know as soon as possible, whether your child is able to participate in the project.

Further Information

In the media

On 8 July 2022, SRF reported on the project «Kids read to cats» in «10 vor 10» under the heading «Die Idee»:

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Monday to Thursday, 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00

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