Reading to Horses

SCHOOL PROGRAM

A live horse visits the school - The First Connection

  • After an informative discussion about horses and good books the children get to meet the horse, face-to-face.
  • They touch the horse and are then handed their book ... connection made. The book is theirs to keep.
  • A large colour poster is left with each class and the challenge is made ... practice reading to the
    horse on the poster.

Students Visit the farm - The Second Connection

  • In groups, the ‘kids’ participate in a series of well organized activity centers.
  • At the conclusion of each activity, the ‘kids’ read to the horse at their station, one at a time.

HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM

Farm Visit - The First Connection

  • Students and parents visit the farm to meet the horses, receive their very own books to keep and see the farm.
  • The ‘kids’ then practice reading their books at home to prepare for the next farm visit.

Second Farm Visit - The Second Connection

  • Returning to the farm, the ‘kids’ participate in a series of well organized activity centers, in groups.
  • At the conclusion of each activity, the ‘kids’ read to the horse at their station, one at a time.

 

 

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Horses are outstanding teachers! The 'kids' are motivated to want to read. The horses provide a powerful spark ... they are non-judgemental and accept each child for who they are.

This program provides an opportunity for students to escape their classroom and travel to a fascinating place where they will discover the joys of reading and learning through the magic of contact with live horses.

It is important to teach children to read, but we haven't achieved anything if children know how to read ... but do not!

Arabian Horse Reading Literacy Project