What are the benefits of Literacy and the Reach Out and Read Program
Reading is beneficial for all children including those with developmental disabilities. The simple act of reading together aloud with your young child lays the groundwork for a lifelong love of reading and learning including:
- Create a lasting emotional connection with your child.
- Stimulates cognitive development that has lasting effects throughout their development.
- Increased listening and speech and language skills.
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When we read with our young ones, we help grow their curiosity and memory.
Experiencing and engaging in language-rich interactions helps children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and literacy — all of which are critical to success in school and beyond. Even the simple act of handling books develops school readiness in infants.
Reach Out and Read is the largest of all early literacy organizations that serve over 4.2 million children annually.