This program provides children and youth connection with a fun, compassionate and non-judgmental animal while they develop and strengthen their fundamental literacy skills. They are given the opportunity to build their reading skills by reading to their chosen animal partner whether it be pony, horse, duck, goat or bunny. They are provided with the guidance of caring and compassionate volunteer mentors to help build their confidence in reading. They will also play fun literacy developing games with their trusty animal partners. These games focus on letters, sounds, sight words, writing, combination sounds and much more! The participants will also write a story about their animal partner throughout their session which they will take home at the end of their program.
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