Meet Banjo our Therapy Dog!
Therapy Dogs are a unique way of encouraging readers at St Jude's.
Research shows that children can become nervous and stressed when reading to others in a group. However, when a therapy dog enters the group, they often become less stressed, less self-conscious and more confident as the dogs are non-judgemental. Before long the children are starting to look forward to the reading experience as they are going to read to their new friend, Banjo!