Adorable dog called Brian being used by primary school to help children learn to read

The Mirror is reporting…

A pet dog is helping children learn how to read.

Brian has been employed by a school to encourage ‘reluctant readers’ to get excited about books.

So far the idea has worked wonders with pupils who love having him as a listener.

The idea was introduced to Leigh St Mary CofE Primary School in Leigh, Greater Manchester by headteacher Deborah Catchatoor, who saw a dog being used to encourage learning at a conference.

Taylor Harding, five, said: “I used to have a dog at home but he is gone now. He was a little dog like Brian. That’s why I love reading to him.”

Reece Calland, six, ‘was a little frightened’ of dogs at first, but now looks forward to seeing Brian for a cuddle and a story.

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