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Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read is based on a model that trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at well-child visits from six months to five years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. Pediatric waiting rooms become literacy rich environments, oftentimes with volunteer readers, where parents and children learn about the pleasure and techniques of looking at books together.
Reach Out and Read Illinois Launches Redesigned Website
Reach Out and Read Illinois is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned and interactive website to serve health professionals and families interested in early literacy. This effort by Reach Out and Read Illinois seeks to further promote its mission of preparing Illinois children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Learn more about the redesigned Reach Out and Read Illinois website here.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator, Early Childhood Development
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 204