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Three Reach Out and Read alumni were recognized as district winners in the Young Georgia Author Contest.  The purpose of the writing competition sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors and the Georgia Department of Education, is to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing and to recognize student achievement in […]
In 2020, due to more than two years of non-reporting and a lack of book funds for well-child checkups, UNHS-Montezuma Creek Clinic, UNHS-Blanding Family Practice, and UNHS-Monument Valley were deactivated as Reach Out and Read sites. However, with a new partnership from Mankind Is My Business (MIMB), we have reactivated and reinvigorated our pediatric-early literacy […]
reading together helps military families cope
April is the Month of the Military Child. Reach Out and Read with our friends at Sesame Street Communities celebrates the strength and resilience of military children all month long with the theme of Military Children and Youth: Standing Strong and Proud.  Military families face distinctive social and emotional challenges, including frequent moves, deployments, other […]
For the Afghan families arriving in a new country, books in their native languages of Pashto or Dari will help them feel welcome in the clinic and the community.  Families that spend time reading aloud together build strong emotional bonds and relieve the stresses of everyday life by seeking refuge in a children’s book. Building these bonds is even […]
The Reach Out and Read Oklahoma Book Bundle Pilot at the University of Oklahoma Pediatric Clinic leverages the powerful and singular access that our medical providers have with their patients to get more books into the hands of young children and their families in the Tulsa region.  At a distribution of just slightly more than […]
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