Resource Center

Useful links for parents and pediatricians.

Reach Out and Read is proud to offer a wide variety of helpful early literacy resources to both parents and medical providers. Working together, we will ensure that every child enters school ready to learn and succeed.

The following links are primarily helpful to parents.

The following links are primarily helpful to medical providers.

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: 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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