Reading is #1 on the American Academy of Pediatrics list of activities that promote school readiness.
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Studies show that families respond to their pediatricians:
Children exposed to Reach Out and Read at checkups are read to more often by their families, have stronger language skills, and start school better prepared to learn.
Your support is a vital part of the Reach Out and Read program.
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- ~ Michelle Morgan, Senior Health Educator/Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator, The Floating Hospital
"I see the lives of our young people change through reading."
Our impact: over 250,00 children served annually
- ~ Dr. Sandra Braganza, Pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Group Comprehensive Health Care Center
"Giving books to my patients is one of the most satisfying parts of my job."
Our impact: 390,000 books distributed to kids in need in the past year
- ~ Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
"It's a simple intervention but has far-reaching effects."
Our impact: 198 program locations, and counting