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New program at Sussex County school lets children read stories to dog

A Sussex County school district has a new program where students take turns reading to the school’s dog.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2021, 10:24 PM

Updated 1,097 days ago

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A Sussex County school district has a new program where students take turns reading to the school’s dog.
Each Friday students get to spend time reading to Tyler – the Sandyston-Walpack School’s therapy dog. The principal says that having Tyler at the school is a great stress reliever.
"The pandemic, as we know, has been a stressful time for everybody. We figured that we would develop an innovative approach to increase student achievement by bringing in a therapy dog. It's worked really well,” says Dr. Harold Abraham.
The “Dog Tales” program started at the school about two months ago.


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