Encouraging kids to learn to read is important! With this in mind welcome to the Reach Out and Read program available at all Valley-Wide medical clinics!
In the Reach Out and Read program medical providers are trained to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children. And they are trained to give books to children. The focus is on checkups for children from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special emphasis on children growing up in poverty. Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers. The program helps encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.
In the exam room, providers encourage parents to read aloud to their young children. They offer tips like what books to choose and how to make reading fun. Providers give every child between the ages of 6 months and 5 years a new, age-appropriate children’s book to take home and keep. In Valley-Wide clinics gently-used books are available for all children to take home.
The providers at the clinics have a 97% rate of handing out books at child-well visits. Providers give thousands of books to children ever year at Valley-Wide.
Call Judy Duarte: 719-587-1084 for more information, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit: http://reachoutandreadco.org/ the Colorado Reach Out and Read website.
Reach Out and Read Colorado Mission
Reach Out and Read Colorado prepares Colorado’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at pediatric checkups from 6 months to 5 years of age with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success