The Reach Out and Read Colorado Story
Reach Out and Read Colorado gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Reach Out and Read Colorado trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to prescribe books to children at wellness check-ups from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.
By building on the unique relationship between parents and health care providers, Reach Out and Read Colorado helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success.
Making an impact in Colorado
Reach Out and Read Colorado will partner with 300 clinics in 61 counties to prescribe more than 200,000 books to Colorado children and families this year.