Calling all Reach Out and Read Colorado alumni! We are gathering stories from kiddos and families across Colorado who have received a prescription for reading aloud at a wellness checkup in Colorado over the past twenty years, to be presented in a special project.
A Reach Out and Read Colorado alumni is any kiddo or family who received a brand new, developmentally-appropriate book and anticipatory guidance from their health care provider in Colorado. We are especially interested to hear from those kiddos who attended check-ups at Reach Out and Read Colorado partner clinics from 6 months up to 5 years old and collected a home library of ten books (or more) to read aloud with the people they love.
We’d like to hear stories that showcase academic or personal successes, a love for books or reading, and a local or regional influence. We want to learn more about the health care providers who made a positive impact, your favorite book you were prescribed, and all other memorable experiences.
Every day, more than 500 families leave wellness check-ups across Colorado with a prescription to read aloud and the tools to achieve success. And, children who are read to during infancy and preschool years have better language skills when they start school and are more interested in reading.
Take a moment to share your story with us. Each and every story is meaningful.
For more information on this story-gathering project, please email Maureen Pacheco, Communications Director.