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Reading Dog - Jamie

Martin and his dog, Jamie, come to our school once a week to visit pupils in Years 1 - 6.  This is part of our work with Pets as Therapy’s ‘Read 2 Dogs’ programme.

Research shows that young people can become nervous and stressed when reading to others in a group. However, when a Read 2 Dog enters the group, they often become less stressed, less self-conscious and more confident as the dogs.

Before long children start looking forward to the new reading experience as they are going to read to their new friend. Read 2 Dogs are PAT tested and provide comfort, encourage positive social behaviours, enhance self-esteem, motivate speech and inspire children to have fun.

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Jamie our Reading Dog with Martin.