Dogs tell a wel­come tale

Kwinana Courier - - Front Page -

CHIL­DREN are learn­ing to read with the help of a ca­nine friend.

Story Dogs is a not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that runs a lit­er­ary pro­gram in which chil­dren read books out loud to a dog.

Kwinana co-or­di­na­tor Christina McCaulay said dogs pro­vided a gen­tle, non­judge­men­tal space for chil­dren to learn to read.

About 60 vol­un­teers from WA and SA con­verged on the Navy Club in Peron with dogs in tow on the week­end.

“It was a great day and amaz­ing to see so many dogs; there were at least 40 to­gether in the one place,” Ms McCaulay said.

Mrs McCaulay and her labrador Jas­mine help chil­dren from St Vin­cent’s and Honey­wood pri­mary schools to read.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d486377

Fiona Sali­gari with Kade (3) and Java.

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