Pediatrics

Special Programs

Reach Out and Read

Reading Dr. Seuss bookReach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

At more than 10 routine health checkups from infancy through 5 years, Reach Out and Read-trained providers:

  • Talk with parents about how important it is to read aloud and engage with their young children
  • Demonstrate how best to look at books and talk about the stories with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers
  • Encourage them to cuddle up and read together at home and build routines around books
  • And then give a new book to the child to take home and keep

At the end of the program, every child has a home-library of books, each given with the advice to parents that they are their child's first and most important teacher. Our program is grant funded. Call our office for details on how to participate.


Contact Information

Lori LeGendre
Program Director
Reach Out and Read of Northwest Ohio
University of Toledo Department of Pediatrics
Conrad Jobst Tower, Floor E
2109 Hughes Drive
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.291.0038

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Last Updated: 2/12/20