Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is an evidence based nonprofit organization promoting early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide. They’ve got 28,000 doctors, nurses and medical providers raising awareness on the programs developed from their 14 published research studies. Here’s the 1, 2, 3’s on their vital research:
- Reading aloud to children is the single most effective tool for developing language and literacy.
- The 3.9 million children served by Reach Out and Read enter kindergarten with a 6 month developmental edge.
- Currently, 34% of children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they will need to learn to read.
This link will take you to the Reach Out and Read website to learn more.