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Gaming for Good

March 11, 2021
“When people think of Dungeons & Dragons, they think of a bunch of dudes in their mom’s basement,” Satine Phoenix, “The Queen of D&D,” says in a piece for Time. “Once a year or so I run a Celebrity Charity Dungeons & Dragons [CCD20] game where various actors and other celebrities play D&D and raise […]
The pandemic has changed just about every aspect of our lives, especially learning. Access to education is an increasing concern not just for adults of small children, but for activist teenagers that care deeply about the effects the pandemic is having on girls and education. Reach Out and Read is proud to partner with Educate […]
In medicine, it’s often called doorknob syndrome—a family’s deepest questions come out as the visit wraps, the doctor’s hand already on the doorknob. In a recent visit, we reviewed Ava’s* growth and development, touched on all relevant age-appropriate guidance, and on all accounts discussed, she was thriving. Then, as my hand reached toward the doorknob, […]

Diverse and Inclusive Booklist

February 24, 2021
Reading diverse and inclusive books is a wonderful way to allow children to see themselves reflected, learn about other people and their experiences, imagine themselves in another place or time, imagine themselves in another person’s experiences, recognize our similarities, and celebrate differences. Reading is more than fundamental. It provides the opportunity to teach our children […]
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A Mom’s Perspective

February 9, 2021
Moms rely on each other for good advice on all things to do with parenting and often that advice comes through social media channels. Reach Out and Read recently partnered with Babbleboxx and several talented professional bloggers to amplify the message of spending time reading aloud together. Joy was the overwhelming sentiment from the moms […]
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