REACH OUT AND READ RESOURCES
You must keep a record of the number of books given out in order to complete your progress reports. To do this, establish a simple system with clinic staff to record each time a child receives a book. Some ways to do this include:
Progress Reports are bi-annual required reports that allow the National Center and Coalitions to learn more about your Reach Out and Read program. The information collected in these reports is essential for us to understarnd how programs are doing. These reports are mandatory for the program.
TALKING WITH PARENTS:
Here are some resources to assist you in discussing the importance of early literacy with parents as well as how to use the books during the well-child visit.
OBTAINING USED BOOKS
Book drives benefiting Reach Out and Read Colorado can be a great project for service clubs, schools, places of worship, youth groups, scout troops, companies, bar/bat-mitzvah projects, etc. Here are some resources to help you obtain used books:
LITERACY RICH WAITING ROOMS
Many practices find it beneficial to create a literacy rich waiting room as part of the program. It can be as simple as having a bookcase with used books for children to utilize or as interactive as having volunteers in your a waiting room to read aloud to the children. Here are some resources on how to create the literacy rich waiting room.
PARTNERING WITH LIBRARIES:
A great place to obtain literacy resources and potential volunteers is with your local libraries. Click here for some best practices on partnering with them.
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