Kids Visiting These Pediatricians Get Free Books With Every Check-Up
At pediatricians' offices partnered with the Reach Out and Read program, young patients receive more than an annual check-up. Every child under 5 gets a book to take home after each visit, WHYY reports. In an effort promote the benefits of reading at home, Reach Out and Read was founded in 1989 by a pair of Boston pediatricians. The doctors knew that young children, including newborns, pay close attention to the sounds around them, like those of their parents reading to them.