Dogs Make Reading Fun !!
Story Dogs is a reading support program where selected children read to an accredited dog and it’s handler. Reading takes place in a quiet area of the school such as the library or verandah outside the classroom. Sessions run for 20 minutes where each child is one on one with the Dog Team. The books used in the program are suitable for each child’s reading level, are engaging and inspire children to read for enjoyment and knowledge.
When children read to a dog the outcomes are amazing:
- They have FUN
- They are not judged
- Their focus improves
- Their reading skills increase
- Their confidence soars
We are very excited to have Seamus and his handler Susan visiting Leeming Primary School to introduce this worthwhile program.