UTAH GIVES BACK

Reach Out and Read

Jun 26, 2017, 7:03 AM | Updated: Aug 4, 2022, 11:02 am

Less than half of young children in the U.S. are read to daily. Families living in poverty often lack the money to buy new books or have limited access to libraries. Parents who weren’t read to as children themselves may not realize the value of reading to their own children.
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. Parents trust and value the advice they receive from their children’s medical provider. Reach Out and Read is unique in partnering with the children’s first medical provider at their well-child visit to promote literacy. More than 61,000 books are distributed annually this way.
Reach Out and Read serves nearly 39,000 Utah children and their families each year. They are helping families read together more often, and these children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. Early language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school.
SelectHealth recognizes the literacy promotion from Reach Out and Read as another example of how Utah Gives Back.

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