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What is one of the best gifts you can give a child this season? Build their cultural awareness through books.

December 4, 2023

Books can help children understand and respect cultural celebrations and traditions different from their own.   Children must understand their cultural traditions before they can understand others. Many families use stories, music, and rituals to help children understand their culture. Young children are constantly observing and trying to make sense of the world around them. At […]

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 What is one of the best gifts you can give a child this season? A ritual of reading and connection. 

December 4, 2023

Sharing books, stories, and songs with young children builds their sense of connection and belonging.  If babies could tell us what they want most to help them thrive every day of the year, they would say a loving connection with a trusted adult.  Every positive interaction that a caregiver has with a young child builds […]

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Five Questions With Aimee Falso

December 1, 2023

This month you can find Reach Out and Read RI’s Executive Director spotlighted on Providence Business News, 5 Questions With Aimee Falso. Check out the PBN’s questions and Aimee’s responses below. We know that early literacy skills help set a child up for success in school, but we’ve also learned that strong family bonds and relationships with […]

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RORRI Welcomes New Board Member!

October 9, 2023

Ámbar Rosas brings a wealth of knowledge in communication, marketing, engagement and outreach to Reach Out and Read RI, External Affairs Committee. As a student, she was a news intern at NBC Universal/ Telemundo Boston, and was hired as a marketing coordinator after completing her degree. Throughout the covid-19 pandemic, Ambar worked as an engagement and […]

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Help Your Child Transition into the Fall Season with Books

September 6, 2023

September is a time of big transitions. . . and books can help!  The beginning of fall might mean a transition for a young child in your life. Maybe they are starting preschool or kindergarten. For infants and toddlers, a transition can simply be a shift in the daily rhythm and routine as the school […]

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Early Literacy ideas for the Summer 

July 19, 2023

Literacy activities are everywhere in Summer and the best part? Most of them are free! Going to the beach? Help your child write their name in the sand. Collect small shells, pebbles, even seaweed. What can you make out of these things? It could be letters are something else. When young children play and create […]

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