Get Involved

Join us in our mission to ensure that all children nationwide start school ready to learn.

Reach Out and Read relies on the efforts of many - from medical providers to parents to funders to volunteers - to promote early literacy to children and families nationwide.

We'd love for you to join us as we work to ensure that every child starts on - and stays on - a path to success.

Use the links below to learn how you can get involved with Reach Out and Read.

U.S. Totals
4.7 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: Polar Bear
Author: Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Reading To Your Eighteen To Twenty-Four Month Old

Rhyming texts, with their repeated patterns, increase your child's awareness of how language works. Rhymes help your children begin to decode the sounds that make up words. 

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