Lending a furry hand: Therapy dogs assist children in reading

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WINDSOR --  A unique effort to get kids to read took place this morning at a Windsor school.

Volunteers from Allan's Angels brought therapy dogs to the Oliver Ellsworth School as part of their "Read to a Therapy Dog Day," an initiative to encourage children to read by providing non-judgmental listeners in order to give young readers a boost of confidence.

The goal is to help children look at reading in a positive way that will not only help sharpen their reading abilities, but also help children enjoy reading more.

As part of FOX 61 Student News, students at South Windsor High School, created their own news story on a therapy dog who assisted students in reading at Orchard Hill Elementary School. You can check it out here.