From June 21 – September 6, Reach Out and Read, in conjunction with United We Serve’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.”initiative is launching a bold, new campaign to put one million brand-new books into the hands of American children before Labor Day!
At Success Won’t Wait we are doing our part and have just donated several hundred beautiful, brand new children’s books to Nemours and A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. We learned about this great program through literacy advocate and long-standing partner for hospital literacy programs, Dr. Aguida Atkinson of Nemours.
Reach Out and Read’s program is deceptively simple. Every time they hand a book to a child, participating pediatricians also provide parents with age-appropriate reading tips and advice about the importance of reading aloud every day.
If the Summer of a Million Books campaign succeeds, the program will provide one million more families with the tools and the guidance they need to prepare their children to succeed in school. And, as of today, the nationwide count stands at 439,457!
To learn more the great program, please visit Reach Out and Read.