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Do Pediatricians in Your Area Know About Reach Out and Read?

With Reach Out and Read, doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate an evidence-based, three-part model into regular pediatric checkups:

  • Trained doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud, starting in infancy.
  • At each regular checkup from 6 months through 5 years of age, the child receives a new book to take home.
  • Many Reach Out and Read program sites create literacy-rich environments that include gently-used books for waiting room use and/or volunteer readers to model for parents the techniques of reading aloud to young children.

Download the one-page description of the Reach Out and Read program (PDF).  Learn more.

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