Story Dogs is a fun and unique reading support program that improves children’s reading and communication skills by children reading to a trained companion dog and its handler.
The Story Dog program is primarily designed for students in Years 2-6 who have reading challenges, however, students may be chosen by the classroom teacher to participate in the program as a reward or as an alternative reading activity.
Selected students will spend approximately 20 minutes with the Story Dog Team once a week reading books which are appropriate to their reading level. During the session, ‘Dutch’ the dog will be on his lead at all times and the handler, Mick, will be with Dutch and the students at all times. Although Dutch is immaculately groomed, fully wormed with flea protection, children with allergies are recommended not to be involved with the program.
The program will be run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm commencing in week 6.
Jace Watterson from B1 is participating in Story Dogs with Dutch and his owner Mick. Jace is enjoying reading to Dutch and becoming a confident reader. This is a fantastic photo Jace!