A BOOK IS JUST THE BEGINNING
The Reach Out and Read intervention is unique for its unparalleled access to children through the medical home, supporting families through the trusted voice of the medical provider.
At Reach Out and Read, we believe all families should have the tools and information they need to make reading aloud together a daily routine. We help integrate reading into pediatric practices across the Carolinas, advise families about the importance of reading with their children, and share books that serve as a catalyst for healthy childhood development.
We know shared reading can help develop strong parent-child bonds that last a lifetime, buffering toxic stress and building resiliency. Literacy is a critical skill and early childhood is the critical time for equipping children for a lifetime of success.
We are part of Reach Out and Read, a national network that includes a National Center, 28 regional or statewide affiliates, and more than 5,800 program sites.