Reach Out and Read: evidence based approach to promoting early child development

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Abstract

Purpose of review

This article describes the evidence about why reading aloud to children is important to help them develop the language and early reading skills necessary for school readiness.

Recent findings

This information supports the value of Reach Out and Read; physicians advising parents to read aloud.

Conclusion

Reach Out and Read should be implemented in health care sites serving low-income children.

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