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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 9/30/2014)
4.1 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

Programs Near You

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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: Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks
From A to Z
Author: Richard Scarry
Reading To Your Six To Twelve Month Old

Small books are perfect for babies' hands.  It is a normal developmental behavior for babies to put items in their mouths. The thick cardboard pages of a board book are designed to withstand this action. Books are the perfect way to entertain a  baby in a carriage or crib.

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