Dogs give boost to home-schooling
BOOSTING children’s literacy and reading skills is at the forefront of voluntary work undertaken by Story Dogs.
Story Dogs, a national organisation, mainly operates in primary schools but Lakelands Library and Community Centre teamed up with the local Story Dogs branch to bring the program to the library and offer support for local home-school families.
Through the partnership, home-school families can benefit from the initiative which promotes literacy, confidence and the love of reading.
The City of Mandurah libraries are the first public libraries in WA to partner with Story Dogs and only the second Australiawide.
Among other objectives, the Story Dogs partnership demonstrates Mandurah libraries’ aim to provide meaningful and accessible services to meet the needs of the community.
Mayor Rhys Williams with Flynn Aquilina, Elijah White, Seren Aquilina and dogs Seth and Koda.