Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Rhode Island doctors and nurses know that growing up healthy means growing up with books. That’s why doctors and nurses at 52 Reach Out and Read practices across the state give brand-new books to young children when they get a checkup. By talking with parents and caregivers about the importance of reading aloud, they provide families with the tools they need to put their children on the path to school success.
"The Reach Out and Read model has proven successful in helping parents read to their kids and increasing the probability of healthy child development. Reach Out and Read works with doctors to encourage parents to read to their children and gives them the tools to get started. By building on the special relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps children enter school prepared to learn and succeed."
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