A doctor. A Family. A book.
A simple solution that starts with reading aloud.
Reach Out and Read-Alabama reaches 110,400 families every year distributing 160,000 new books annually. Last year with the 10-year anniversary of the program, more than 300 of our pediatricians prescribe books each day knowing the value of our role in preparing children for school. The value of our program goes much further than just the book.
“When we prescribe a book to a child, the parents and/or caregiver understand the value of the written word and together can experience language development. This empowers parents to be their child’s first teacher and engages them from birth as they guide their child down the path of success in learning and life.”
~ Catherine L. Wood, MD, FAAP
President, Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics
Investing in Reach Out and Read-Alabama is investing in families – there’s no better value in the life of a child.
For more information on how you can help, contact Polly McClure, statewide coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org