Guest blog post by:
Dr. Martha Edwards
Rock Hill Pediatrics
As a pediatrician, it has been a joy to begin to integrate books into my first newborn visit.
My favorite positive parenting tip at this visit is to reassure new families that it… Read More
As parents, we all want the best for our children and while we do need to talk, read and sing to them every day, we also need to invest in parents to help close the skills gap.
Reach Out and Read is a parenting program, as much… Read More
By: Teandra Ramos-Hardy, Director of Medical Engagement, Reach Out and Read Carolinas
Reposted from Reach Out and Read Blog
We know from research that brains are built over time through a process that begins prenatally. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has… Read More
By: Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH, FAAP
The effects of what a child experiences in their first few years of life can set the stage for the rest of their life. Truly nurturing experiences with a loving parent or caregiver during this important time… Read More
The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the healthy development of the next generation. The effects of what happens during the first few years sets the stage for the rest of a child’s life. Extensive research on the biology of stress now… Read More
A guest blog post by Dr. Lynn Wilson, Sterling Sharpe Pediatrics, in Columbia S.C.
One of my greatest joys as a pediatrician is helping parents along the journey of leading and guiding their children as they grow and learn and develop.
There are volumes of… Read More
We’re excited to welcome four interns from Converse College!
Converse College and Reach Out and Read Carolinas are in the second year of an innovative internship and partnership – the first of its kind in the nation for Reach Out and Read!
Through the lens… Read More
Blog post by: Jordan Montgomery, Yankees Pitcher and former Gamecock
I recently learned about Reach Out and Read Carolinas through my volunteer work at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Reach Out and Read Carolinas helps build home libraries for over 200,000 children in South Carolina. More… Read More
Over the past year, the Mary Black Foundation has had the pleasure of partnering with Reach Out and Read Carolinas (ROR Carolinas). ROR Carolina’s evidence-based intervention makes early literacy a standard part of primary health care with a focus on children who grow up… Read More
A couple of years ago, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill making it the official policy of the state that every student should read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. The logic makes sense—if you can’t read by… Read More