Goodreads Voice: Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read hooks families on reading in an unexpected place: the doctor's office. Working with medical practitioners, the nonprofit helps create a literary-rich environment in the patient waiting room. In the exam room, medical professionals also alert parents to the vital developmental importance of reading aloud to their kids. Lastly, every child between six months and five years old is given a brand-new children's book to take home and keep. Founded by a group of pediatricians and early childhood educators in 1989, Reach Out and Read partners with medical providers in all 50 states and serves 3.9 million families annually, with a focus on low-income communities.
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