Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Impact

Children served: more than 138,000
Books prescribed: more than 200,000
Participating medical providers: 1,500
Participating clinics: 218

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Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Advisory Council Member spotlight: Family Physician Wendy Molaska, MD, FAAFP

The Reach Out and Read (ROR) Wisconsin Advisory Council is made up of 14 individuals from across the state who support our early literacy work. The Advisory Council includes, doctors, community leaders and business owners. These members all have a connection to and passion for literacy and the lifelong benefits programs like ROR provide. For …

Appleton Ready to Read: Outreach program brings early literacy to Hmong and Hispanic families

Appleton Ready to Read (ARTR) is an outreach program for Hmong and Hispanic families with children ages birth to five. The program is based on the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative, which provides strategies that caregivers can use to develop children’s early literacy skills. ARTR was created as a result of …

New research links talking to babies with their IQ and verbal abilities 10 years later

By: Steve Hannon, president, LENA We’re excited to share the results of a newly-published longitudinal study that researchers here at LENA have been working on for more than 10 years. The findings confirm that the amount of talk with adults that babies experience in the first three years of life is related to their verbal …

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Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is the early literacy initiative of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin (Alliance). The Alliance is a policy and advocacy group for children’s health issues. For more information about our early literacy initiative and the other initiatives the Alliance administers, please visit their webpage.

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