Media Kit

Help us spread the word about Reach Out and Read.

The Reach Out and Read Media Kit provides background information, research, and other supporting materials for the program.  
For press inquiries, contact communications@reachoutandread.org.

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Reach Out and Read One Page Program Model
Provides a description of the Reach Out and Read program.

Reach Out and Read Research Summary
Provides a bibliography of the research supporting the Reach Out and Read model.

Reach Out and Read Prizes, Awards, & Endorsements
Gives details of the recognition of Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read Developmental Milestones in English
Provides guidance for parents and doctors on appropriate book-related behaviors for ages 6 months through 5 years.

Reach Out and Read Developmental Milestones in Spanish
Provides guidance for Spanish-speaking parents and doctors on appropriate book-related behaviors for ages 6 months through 5 years.

Reach Out and Read Testimonials
Provides testimonials from parents and physicians on the merits of the program.

The Policy Case for Reach Out and Read
Article which explains how doctors promote child development with books.

History of Reach Out and Read
A year-by-year history of the most significant milestones and achievements of Reach Out and Read nationwide.

Reach Out and Read in the Military
A one-page description of Reach Out and Read's Military Initiative and its impact.

Leyendo Juntos (Reading Together)
A one-page description of Reach Out and Read's Spanish-speaking families initiative.

American Indian/Alaska Native Initiative
A one-page description of Reach Out and Read's initiative designed for Native American children and families.

U.S. Totals
4.5 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.

  Local Impact
Awards & Endorsements Recognition for Reach Out and Read's Impact Nationwide.
Endorsed By American Academy of Pediatrics
Award Winner 2013 David M. Rubenstein Prize
Endorsed by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Literacy Partner American Academy of Family Physicians
Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
89 South St, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111

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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