Instead of sending Jane a gift, she'd love for you to donate to StoryDogs instead....
What is Story Dogs?
Story Dogs is a reading support program free for primary school children. Students read to a trained dog and its handler. Dogs are non judgmental, loving reading partners, so the children's confidence and reading skills grow.
The non-judgmental, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic. Children relax, open up, try harder and have fun reading to a friendly, calm dog.
There is something magical that happens when a child with reading difficulties spends 20 minutes reading to a non-judgemental furry friend. They lose their inhibitions and fear of being made fun of, and they start to actually enjoy reading!!
All funds raised go directly towards putting more dog teams into schools and thus helping more disadvantaged children learn to read.
See StoryDog teams in action on https://www.storydogs.org.au
- Two school terms of one-on-one reading sessions with a Dog Team for one child = $50
- A year of one-on-one reading sessions with a Dog Team for one child = $100
- Dog Sponsorship for one year. This will help over 5 children learn to read = $500 see more info here https://www.storydogs.org.au/sponsor-a-dog