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It is not unusual to be worried when your child heads off to school for their first year in Prep. I'm an older mum with only one child, so every experience my daughter has is a new experience for me too. She starts Prep this year, and I am both nervous and excited for her. I want to use this blog to help other mums whose children are either beginning Prep this year or in the coming years ahead. I will share tips for first day nerves, getting into the grove of schooling, and how to tackle relations with other children of this age group. It is going to be an exciting year of growth for us both.



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Why Funding a Dog Benefit for Children's Literacy Can Be Such a Great Use of Funds

by Marcia Wagner

If you are a giving and charitable person, you might always be looking for ways to give back to your community. If this is the case, then you might be looking for some type of benefit that you can assist with funding or hosting. One option is to look into dog benefits that are designed with children's literacy in mind. Basically, these events often involve children reading to dogs while they are learning how to read, and funding is needed to sponsor the dogs and to help cover the costs of the literacy program. If you are wondering why it might be a good idea to get involved with one of these types of programs and host a dog benefit, consider the reasons below.

Help Kids With Reading

If you are a parent or if you are just someone who is passionate about helping children, then you might be concerned about things like childhood literacy. You probably understand just how important it is for children to learn how to read well. Additionally, you probably realize that it's a good thing for children to get excited about reading and for them to get into the habit of reading at a young age, if possible. Unfortunately, not all children learn how to read at a young age, and sometimes their parents are unable to help them with things like learning how to read.

Because of all of these things, you can make a big difference by supporting these programs. These programs need funding so that teachers and tutors are available to help the children with reading, so that books and other reading materials can be purchased, and more.

Help Dogs in Your Community

Believe it or not, but these programs can sometimes benefit the dogs that are being read to as well. In some cases, these are shelter pets and other animals that need care. The funding that is gathered through these programs sometimes go toward helping these dogs, such as helping the shelters with promoting these dogs and finding them homes. They also help cover care costs while the dogs are with the children. Additionally, by supporting one of these programs, you can support the notion that children are able to read and spend time with these dogs. In many cases, not only is this good for the children who are involved, but it's often good for the dogs — that might not get much attention otherwise — as well.