Reach Out and Read-Alabama encouraged families to
“Read Together and Build a Better World” this summer
According to the Urban Child Institute, children’s experiences in their earliest years affect how their brains work, the way they respond to stress, and their ability to form trusting relationships. During these years, the brain undergoes its most dramatic growth, setting the stage for social and emotional development. Language blossoms, basic motor abilities form, thinking becomes more complex, and children begin to understand their own feelings and those of others.
Celebrating eight years of the Rx for Summer Reading campaign, this year copies of the book Sometimes I Feel Sunny by Gillian Shields was prescribed by pediatric healthcare providers statewide. Reach Out and Read-Alabama teamed up with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Early Intervention program to help parents identify early developmental milestones and access help when needed.
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The following program sites participated in the 2017 Rx for Summer Reading Campaign.
UAB Primary Care Clinic (Birmingham)
UAB Huntsville Family Medicine Residency Program
Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, Inc. (Selma)
West Alabama Pediatrics (Tuscaloosa)
Infants' and Children's Clinic (Florence)
Bama Pediatrics (Tuscaloosa)
Charles Henderson Child Health Center (Troy)
Mobile County Health Department, Eight Mile Clinic
Quality of Life Health Services, Inc.
Cahaba Medial Care
Dothan Pediatric Network
Jefferson County Department of Health, Western Health Center
Gulf Shores Pediatrics
Mobile County Health Department Keeler Pediatrics
Health Services Inc.
View past Rx for Summer Reading Campaigns below.