A Pediatrician, a Parent and a Book: Partners in Building Brains

A book. A bond. A brighter future.

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A book. A bond. A brighter future.

A Pediatrician, a Parent and a Book: Partners in Building Brains

At the beginning of the visit, we give each child a new, developmentally-appropriate book to take home with them. We offer books in 26 different languages. Books can even be useful for families who don’t read—we encourage them to talk about the story that the pictures tell.

Many of the families that Reach Out and Read serves do not have any books at home. At the end of the program, every Reach Out and Read child has a home library of books—each given with the advice to families that they are their child’s first and most important teacher. As they read and spend time together, families form lasting connections and children learn new skills that serve them well throughout their lives.

The ripple effect of our work is impossible to measure in numbers -- but when you support our work, you're helping to change the direction of the lives of entire families.