Relationships, Routines and Reading

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…

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Engaging families in early literacy is critical

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…

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Building Resiliency in Children and Families

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…

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Prescribing Reading

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…

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Help Me Fill the Shelves in South Carolina

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…

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Mary Black Foundation—A Great Partner

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…

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Reading is a Great Equalizer

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…

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