Prescribe a book. Change a life.
This holiday season, Performance Physical Therapy and Reach Out and Read RI are collaborating to help the next generation navigate our health care system and lead healthier lives! Studies show that only 12% of adults in the U.S. have the ability to obtain, read, understand and use healthcare information. The Reach Out and Read program introduces literacy in early childhood, when it counts most, during pediatric well visits.
Did you know that Performance Physical Therapy currently sponsors the Reach Out and Read program at 3 RI community health centers, and purchases close to 1,400 books each year that are distributed to children at their well-child visits? Our goal is to raise $2,750 to purchase an additional 1,000 books for children in the Reach Out and Read program!
Reading is doctor recommended!
Your gift will prescribe Reach Out and Read to one child, for two years. A child will take home 2-4 books like Goodnight Moon, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Corduroy, to enjoy together with their family.
Your gift will prescribe Reach Out and Read to two children, for two years. At each doctors’ visit, children and their families can choose from classics like Time for Bed, Whistle for Willie, and Make Way for Ducklings – books that appeal to all ages!
Your gift will allow eight children in the final year of the Reach Out and Read program who are preparing to enter kindergarten to take home a beautiful copies of classic stories like Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School, and Curious George’s First Day of School.
Your gift will purchase a day’s worth of books given to children at an urban pediatric practice in RI. These practices largely serve a low-income population who may not have access to high quality children’s books such as The Story of Ferdinand, Freight Train, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Pat the Bunny.
Your gift will provide three months’ worth of books at one of RI’s small community health centers. Babies will get board books like Hug, and Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings to chew on, while “big” boys and girls can snuggle up with their parents, to enjoy books like The Cat in the Hat, Olivia, The Snowy Day, and Go, Dog Go!