These Pediatricians ‘Prescribe’ Kids Books, to Boost Your Baby’s Brain

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Reach Out and Read program started in 1996 and is implemented at 20 of CHOP’s primary care centers located in CHOP Care Network in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

In the exam rooms at CHOP’s Reach Out and Read sites, the pediatricians and nurse practitioners encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer age-appropriate tips and give the young children a brand-new, age-appropriate book at each well visit.

Read more in this WHYY story.

For more information, check out Reach Out and Read

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or

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