Interesting Fact - Reading

Pupils at Hyland School, in Chelmsford, Essex, are being encouraged to read to dogs to help build up their confidence.

(Research suggests children, especially those who struggle with their reading, can be nervous and stressed when reading aloud in class.  Dogs are attentive, but they don't judge or correct pronunciation, or grammatical mistakes.

According to the Kennel Club, who run a programme called  Bark and Read, overcoming fear and fostering a love of reading can be a first step to improving literacy.

One pupil said said: “I think she likes me reading the Guinness Book Of Records as there are a lot of facts about dogs in there."

We will be starting a "Read to Laika" session on 1st April.)