Reach Out and Read In the News
Reach Out and Read Celebrates Huge Milestone (1 Millionth Book)
Reach Out and Read Kansas City reached a huge milestone Friday just ahead of the program's 20th Anniversary.
Starting in 1997, Reach Out and Read KC was a collaboration between
pediatricians at Children's Mercy and KU Pediatrics at KU Medical
Center. Read more
The New York Times Sunday Review, 2016
An article in The New York Times Sunday Review in August 2016 titled "The Good News About Educational Inequality" cites research showing that, despite difficult economic times, the kindergarten readiness gap between children from low- and high-income families, is, in fact, narrowing. More importantly, the authors credit the Reach Out and Read program as a main factor in this achievement. Continue Reading
Read Every Day: A Healthy Prescription for Your Child
It's a simple phrase with a powerful message, one that I've repeated time and again to the young children and parents I've seen over the years I've spent in pediatric medicine: How important is it? It may be the single, most important prescription I hand to you in your child's early years.
Health? How in the world would reading have a positive impact on health? That piece of advice can make the difference between a child who succeeds in school and one who struggles.Succeeding in school and having an education, which leads to a satisfying career, opens up endless possibilities. On the other hand, one in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers... Continue Reading
One year later, Sister Berta Sailer's challenge has been answered
A year ago, as Sister Berta Sailer watched tearful parents on television wait for their children to walk from a Connecticut school alive, one thought went through her mind.
She has put it in words many times since: "If we want to show our kids they are in a safe world, we need to show them there are more good people than bad people."
Sailer, co-founder of Operation Breakthrough, has helped do just that since the tragedy.
Days after the shooting, Sailer threw down a challenge to the people of the Kansas City area.
To honor the 20 children who were killed that Friday morning in Connecticut, reach out to kids here... Continue Reading
Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth
In between dispensing advice on breast-feeding and immunizations, doctors will tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth, under a new policy that the American Academy of Pediatrics will announce on Tuesday...Continue Reading