Reach Out and Read Washington, DC Grantee Spotlight
Fostering Development Through Reading
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is an evidence-based intervention designed to foster early brain development in children, intentional skill-building in parents, resilience in families, and positive bonding between children and families. The ROR intervention lives at the intersection of health and literacy. Trained medical providers use a valuable tool—books and anticipatory guidance—to talk to parents and other caregivers about what’s happening in their life; challenges and opportunities, and the benefits of reading aloud to their young children.