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Story Dogs out of the dog house

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STORY Dogs is a unique national charity that brings trained and accredited dogs and handlers into Year 2 and 3 primary school rooms where students read to the dogs, increasing their literacy and self-confidence. Friday, May 7, is National Story Dogs Day, the charity’s major fundraising event. It is a WOOF Day – Wear Orange On Friday when Story Dogs schools across the country turn orange and donate to the canine cause. Story Dogs managing director Janine Sigley said 2019 NAPLAN results for Year 3 reading show that over 12 per cent of children are at or below the National…

A friendly dog and a good book can improve children’s literacy

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STORY Dogs, an Australian child literacy charity, recently partnered with Dr Claire Stevens, veterinarian, author and dog lover, as an ambassador for its aim to make reading fun for children. Story Dogs Co-founder Janine Sigley said “Claire will be helping Story Dogs raise the profile of what we do and help us to work towards our mission of helping more children become confident lifelong readers.” The program facilitates the engaging idea of a child reading to a dog in a one-on-one setting while at school. In a non-judgmental manner, the child’s focus improves, their literacy skills increase, and their confidence…