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Dr. Carolyn Boone, a Reach Out and Reach Virginia pediatrician, brings the program alive every day in her thriving North Richmond practice. She gives anticipatory guidance to her patients and their parents about the importance of books, the joy of reading and how reading aloud twenty minutes a day will help set their child on a successful path to their future.

US Rep. Jim Moran discusses the importance of reading to children

Why Reach Out and Read?

Research shows that when pediatricians promote early literacy according to the Reach Out and Read (ROR) Model, there is a significant effect on parental behavior, beliefs and attitudes towards reading aloud as well as improvements in the language scores of at-risk young children who participate.  These effects have been found in ethnically diverse ­­­low-income families, in all areas of the country, regardless of parental literacy.

Because of the support of caring organizations and people like you each year across the state of Virginia, more than 121,500 children ages 6 months to 5 years old are preparing to succeed in school with the help of their pediatricians and Reach Out and Read.

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