“It was a dark and stormy night…” when Story Dogs kicked off in Canberra (September 2017). Canberra’s first Story Dogs Team (Dashi and Robyn) braved rain, sleet and cold to arrive at the Woden Library ready for…stories!
Two young children entertained Dashi the greyhound with stories from both Story Dogs and library books. Both children lacked confidence and had reading difficulties. It was amazing to see how much confidence the children gained reading to Dashi, even during a short first session. It was also rewarding to see the children leave with books to continue their reading adventures and to have the Mums’ acknowledge the value of Story Dogs for increasing their children’s literacy.
Dashi loved engaging with the kids – both listening intently to the stories and then playing.
Libraries ACT are keen to have Story Dogs as a regular part of their children’s program and Story Dogs is eager to see more teams join Dashi and Robyn in bringing the joy of reading to as many children as possible.