Reach Out & Read
Reach Out and Read works with Carteret County’s pediatric medical clinics and health department to support them in their efforts to "prescribe" reading to young children and their families. At regular checkups from 6 months to 5 years of age, doctors trained in the national
Reach Out and Read model use in-depth knowledge, as well as their expertise on child development, to give parents anticipatory guidance about the importance of reading aloud. Lastly, children leave their well-child visits with a beautiful, brand-new book in hand, ensuring families have the tools they need to read together at home while fostering the language and literacy skills children need to succeed in school.