Okay, I have been doing weekly posts about getting outdoors but I wanted to include this post on animal connections this week instead. Connections to animals has benefits for SEL, compassion, empathy and caring. Here are some resources...
Dogs in the Classroom Improve SEL, Cognitive, and even Reading Skills: https://www.weareteachers.com/dogs-in-the-classroom/?utm_content=1572624120&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0e15TOQdiqb1dhfUlcFlxlpoZO3eJ4tJZbOkoRPtGF43xOpTDd_8OwSNM
4 Ways Reading Aloud to Animals Can Build Your Child: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/raise-a-reader-blog/4-ways-reading-aloud-to-animals-can-help-build-your-childs.html
St. John's Ambulance has a Paws 4 Stories community program which can be implemented in the classroom: https://www.sja.ca/English/Community-Services/Pages/Therapy%20Dog%20Services/Paws-4-Stories.aspx