Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. With your help, we can positively impact children’s healthy development.

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  • Too few parents get this message; too few understand the window of rapid brain development that occurs between birth and age 3. And that’s a problem leading to a public health crisis. As many as 85% of American parents are failing to give their children a basic building block that is as key to early brain development as tummy time is to physical development, and which has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2014: Reading aloud daily right from birth.

  • FirstLight Health System is promoting early literacy by offering a free book to any child under 10 who stops by their clinics this month. We're grateful that their three clinics are a part of Reach Out and Read Minnesota!

  • Support Reach Out and Read Minnesota on Amazon Smile

    Reach Out and Read Minnesota is now a registered charity with Amazon Smile. Select Reach Out and Read Minnesota as your designated charity and a portion of every Amazon Smile purchase will be donated to us—an easy way for you to support us with your regular Amazon purchases. Check it out here:

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