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Impact by the numbers

A look at the impact of Reach Out and Read on a local and national scale.

U.S. Totals (as of 9/22/2014)
4.2 million children served annually

Reach Out and Read's thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states. Each year, medical providers at the nearly 5,000 Reach Out and Read program sites nationwide distribute 6.5 million books to children and invaluable literacy advice to parents.

  A True Impact

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Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
56 Roland Street, Suite 100D
Boston, MA 02129-1243

Parent Resources

A Prescription to Read 20 Minutes Every Day.

Suggested Reading:


Title: Smile!
Author: Roberta Grobel Intrater
Reading To Your Six To Twelve Month Old

Board books with photos of babies fascinate infants.  Name the parts of the babies' face as you speak to your child. For example, "See the baby's nose.  You have a nose too." You can touch the photo and then your baby's nose as you say this to reinforce the word "nose."

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