Dogs help with reading

STORY TIME: McDonald Park Primary School students Harun, Kaylee, Harlow, Kayla, Sophie and Alissa with dog Shara.

MCDONALD Park Primary School students have improved their reading skills and confidence this term thanks to some friendly and furry friends.

Since the beginning of term two, a select group of students have been spending time once a week reading to a dog as part of the popular Story Dogs: Reading for Life program.

Starting in America in 1999, the program has quickly spread to other countries, including Australia, with excellent reviews of improved confidence


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