Our Impact

Reach Out and Read Works

We know that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are the most critical in terms of brain development. Research shows that when primary care doctors and nurse practitioners promote literacy readiness according to the Reach Out and Read model:

  • Parents are 2.5 times more likely to read to their children
  • Parents are 2 times more likely to read to their children more than three times a week
  • Families are 2.5 times more likely to enjoy reading together or have books in the home
  • Children’s language development is advanced by 3-6 months
  • Children’s language ability improves with increased exposure to Reach Out and Read