Each year, Reach Out and Read and Greater New York pediatricians help prepare more than a quarter of a million children in New York’s neediest communities for school by prescribing free books and helping parents make reading part of their family’s daily routine.

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71.9% of NYC third graders failed to meet Common Core reading standards in 2013.

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RESEARCH

 

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.

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EVENTS

 

Early Literacy Awareness Week

August 10-16, 2014 – Activities across the region
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Growing Healthy Readers 2014 Half-Day Literacy Conference

October 30, 2014 – at Scholastic Inc., NYC
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Prescription for Childhood Literacy CampaignThe Prescription for Childhood Literacy Campaign aims to expand, strengthen, and invest in the future of Reach Out and Read programs in New York.  Join us, and help give more New York families a prescription to read.

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