Reach Out and Read
Welcome to the Clinician's Corner! This page is designed to assist our clinicians with a better understanding of what it means to be a Reach Out and Read provider and communicate tips related to early literacy.
Over the next few years, please visit our website monthly for a new tip on for incorporating Reach Out ad Read and literacy promotion into patient care, not only for pediatric visits, but when talking to pregnant families and new grandparents....
Start talking about literacy during prenatal care when you’re talking about baby showers, preparing your home and newborn care. Stress the importance of books as gifts and daily out loud reading. Talk about reading time as a time of emotional bonding with your baby.
We give “I Love You Like Sunshine” by Mariana Glusman, MD and Marta Killner, MD in English and Spanish in our CenteringPregnancy groups around 32 weeks gestation during the newborn care and appearance session.
We also have a lot of used children’s books in our NST room, including some copies of this, and encourage mothers with children to read during their NST’s.