Canine brings the love of reading to Foster Elementary School students
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May 22, 2018

Canine brings the love of reading to Foster Elementary School students.

Kindergarten scholars at Foster Elementary School had the pleasure of working with reading therapy dogs through the BARK program. This program was introduced to the school by Ms. Chavera, kindergarten teacher, and dog rescuer. She organized the event for her grade level and the scholars loved every moment. Students enjoyed getting to know BARK ambassador dogs Jet, Lady and Hugo, who attentively listened to the students read. As an added treat, each student received a book of their very own to read at home!

Founded in 2007, BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to the non-judgmental, calming dogs. BARK now has 170 teams listening to kids in more than 100 schools and libraries in California.


Students with Dog Photo
Students with Dog Photo
Students with Dog Photo

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