Dogs give boost to home-school­ing

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

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.

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