Reach Out and Read
(ROR) is is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The 3.9 million families served annually by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills, and a six-month developmental edge over their
Many thanks to Emilee Webb, Miss Arkansas Junior
High from Poyen, AR. Promoting her platform "Reading Readiness" Emilee
conducted a book drive where 794 new/gently used books were collected for
Reach Out and Read Arkansas!
2014 Carle Honor winners (from l.) Brian Gallagher,
Dr. Perri Klass, Henrietta Mays Smith, Françoise Mouly, and Jerry Pinkney
more . . .
Hillary Clinton announces effort to raise awareness
about the importance of early language . . .
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, in close collaboration with Arkansas
Advocates for Children and Families, has launched the Arkansas Campaign
for Grade-Level Reading (AR-GLR) to ensure that more of our low-income
children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career,
and active citizenship.
Do your part for the Arkansas Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Visit
our website and
PLEDGE, or encourage a friend or colleague to do the same.
Out and Read was mentioned favorably in the Jan 30th article in The
Atlantic on early childhood education.
Video: National PSA Featuring Hill Harper
Hill Harper, actor on CSI NY, supports Reach Out and Read.
Video: Public Service Announcement
What Happens when you read aloud to your child?
Brains develop, Creativity soars, Language skills improve, and Listening Skills too....
FIND A PLAN
Out and Read Program!
(Applications to Reach
Out and Read must be submitted by a staff member of a clinic or hospital
providing outpatient health supervision visits to children 6 months to 5 years