The Mystery Of The Dog In The Classroom

Researchers Helen Lewis and Professor Russell Grigg explore the growing interest in having dogs in class to help with reading.
Cute golden retriever dog

A growing number of schools across the UK are bringing dogs into the classroom to support learning, particularly reading. Yes, dogs!  In fact as early as 1999 an American organization called Intermountain Therapy Animals used dogs to support children’s reading and since  then international interest has grown and there are now a number of initiatives around the world, including The Bark and Read Foundation in the UK.

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