The Story Dogs reading program provides positive, calm influence on children learning to read

At Natural Animal Solutions, we are incredibly proud to be sponsoring four Story Dog teams across Australia. Story Dogs enables a child and a dog, together with their volunteer handler, a weekly one-on-one reading session. Dogs have been used in the ‘Reading Education Assistance Dogs’ model since 1999.

Story Dog volunteers are guided on working with children to go at the child’s pace and use the calming presence of the dog to support comprehension during each 20 minute reading session. Story Dogs helps over 2,890 children every week to become confident, lifelong readers.

The magical, unconditional support provided by dogs to children and adults a like, can be truly life changing and at Natural Animal Solutions, we are just so grateful to have them in our lives.

The NAS funded Story Dogs teams