On the 13th August, we celebrate Story Dogs Day at Benowa State School.
WEAR ORANGE AND BRING A GOLD COIN - LET'S CELEBRATE STORTY DOGS DAY!
Story Dogs is based on the successful American literacy program Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.). When children read to a dog, the outcomes are amazing! It is a non-judgemental setting, the children's focus improves, their literacy skills increase and their confidence soars. The accepting, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic and helps children relax, open up, try harder and have fun while reading to a friendly, calm dog.
Story Dogs handlers are volunteers trained to help emergent readers from usually Year 2, generally between seven- and eight-years-old who are chosen by the school.
The wonderful dogs from Story Dogs and their amazing volunteer handlers have been visiting the Benowa State School and assisting student s for many years and we are so grateful for this partnership.
In support of the Story Dogs program, we invite you to come to school wearing your orange shirt, orange hair ties or orange socks and bring a gold coin donation to help raise funds to ensure the longevity of such a rewarding and successful program.