Join me in supporting real change. Let’s support good in the world and make a difference. Help us put more books in the hands of children and families across Illinois.
Reach Out and Read Illinois uses the power of the relationship between pediatricians and families to promote language, literacy and loving interactions for children in under-resourced communities.
Studies show that it works! When clinics give out books and advice to families coming in for check ups as part of Reach Out and Read, parents are more likely to read with their children and children's language skills are up to 6 months more advanced. We also know that Reach Out and Read increases the number of families coming in for check ups, and it even boosts clinic morale! This makes sense to me. Giving out books as part of a check up is my favorite part of the visit!
I also know it's my patient's favorite part, because when they come in, the first thing they ask is, "where is my book!"
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Reach Out & Read Illinois