Time to Thrive

Integrating reading aloud into pediatric care.

We are hear for you
Support During Challenging Times

As a healthcare-based program, we have the utmost respect and support for our medical providers who are working tirelessly to care for patients affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


We believe that the Reach Out and Read mission is as powerful and important as ever during these challenging times and our medical professionals will continue to provide books and encourage reading aloud at every checkup. Our community remains committed to supporting families with young children and we have put together a complete parent resource guide with free resources in response to the coronavirus.

March 27, 2020

“Today, I saw a nine month old baby for a well-child visit and being able to deliver the board book “Yo Veo” and talk about the ‘normal’ stuff like reading aloud nearly brought me to tears.”

– Pediatrician, Family Health Centers of San Diego
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of a child’s brain is formed between birth and age 3
Shaping Brighter Futures

It’s vital that children benefit from reading and other language-rich experiences starting at birth. Reading together furthers language acquisition, promotes brain development, and provides an opportunity for families to build powerful, lasting bonds.

Nurturing Young Minds

Our network of pediatric clinicians provides families with the understanding and tools they need to make reading and storytelling part of their daily routines.

We reach 1 in 4 children
from low-income families
Make a Gift, Make an Impact

Help us reach 5 million children in our 30th year!

The Next Chapter

Reach Out and Read is changing pediatric healthcare.

Share the Joy of Reading Aloud

You can make a difference in a child’s life.

We are the only national pediatric literacy model endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We’re All Over the Map
Reach Out and Read has a national presence—and we’re still growing.
Thank you to Boise Paper for their generous support of our new website.