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Reach Out and Read Rhode Island

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 66 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.

  • 65,000 new books distributed each year
  • Close to 35,000 RI children and their families participate annually
  •  293 medical providers in Rhode Island participate in the Reach Out and Read program
  • Stay tuned for information on our 2017 Gala

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Reach Out and Read RI: A Conversation with Donors

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Senator Reed talks about Reach Out and Read & ESSA

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Reach Out and Read Rhode Island’s 2015 Video

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act Signed into Law!

We are thrilled to announce that President Obama recently signed the Elementary and...

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

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November 2014- Reach Out and Read Rhode Island releases its inaugural annual report.

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What People Say

"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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