"What can I do to help my child's development?"
That is a question that we get asked all the time.
One answer that has the most evidence of benefit, that is easy to perform, and that can start to impact your child on their first day of life is reading out loud everyday with your child.
Reading out loud with your child makes an enormous impact on your child's development.
Reach Out and Read
RCAM has partnered with an organization known as Reach Out and Read with the goal to promote reading aloud to children. To that end, RCAM - with the help of Reach Out and Read - provides a book to all patients at their well visit between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Another great resource of reading for your child is available through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
As of this writing, Mrs. Parton's organization has provided over 150 million books free of charge to children throughout the country.