This series of short videos provides tips for reading out loud to children from the experts at CHOP's Reach out and Read Program. Reach out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
The Reach Out and Read chapter at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1996. At nine primary care practices in the CHOP Care Network, pediatricians and nurse practitioners encourage parents to read to their children and give children a new book at each well visit from ages 6 months to 5 years. Approximately 38,000 books are given each year through the program.
Families served by the program read together more often and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills, better prepared to achieve to their potential.
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