What We Do

At Reach Out and Read, we believe all families should have the tools and information to help their children learn to read and form a love of books. We help integrate reading into pediatric practices that serves as a catalyst for healthy childhood development. We talk with caregivers about the benefits of reading aloud and sharing with their young children beginning at birth. We show them how to hold books to best engage their children, and how to interact with the text and images to help them follow along. Families hopefully leave inspired to cuddle up with their young one and a book.
"I didn't realize how much my son could get out of me reading to him; I thought he was too young to be read to. Now story time is our favorite time!"
- Mother of Jason, age 1
brand-new books prescribed each year
primary care doctors and nurse practitioners and physician assistants
young children in need served annually