Introducing: The Kid Care Reading Initiative
Your doctors and nurse practitioners are committed to make sure your child understands the importance of lifelong reading enjoyment!
Research has shown that children who are exposed to books in early childhood learn how to read at an earlier age. Knowing this important piece of information, we have made books available in our clinics for your child to take home.
The Kid Care Reading Initiative (KCRI) is our program to help your child love reading. When you walk into the clinics, you will see books at the entrances. Your child is very welcome to select a book to take home. We appreciate donations and exchanges, but they are not necessary for your child to pick out a book.
Reading with your child is a loving, connecting experience plus, this activity enhances her education. Take your time allowing her to select a great book.
We recommend you set aside a time each day to read with your child. Read to a younger child, and let him participate by repeating words and pointing out pictures. Older children can read to you or siblings to show off their fine reading skills!
Ideally, a time should be chosen when your child is relaxed. Your child should expect reading time. The time prior to bedtime is commonly chaotic, but reading can relax your child and give him quality time with a parent. Even if you do not enjoy reading, you may be surprised how fun the experience of sharing a book with your child can be. Don’t give up if you miss a night or forget. Your goal should be approximately 5 days per week. Also, any extra reading time thrown in at your leisure is beneficial.
KCRI is made possible by our dedicated clinic staff and the leadership of Angilique Falcon, LVN – Director of the Kid Care Reading Initiative. Nurse Falcon brings experience from her previous involvement in the Reach Out and Read Program prior to taking a position at Kid Care Pediatrics.
Thank you for sharing your child’s healthcare needs with Kid Care Pediatrics, we appreciate the privilege of taking care of your child’s health. We hope this reading opportunity is a great way for your child and family to share a love of books!
Good luck and best wishes,
Lisa E. Lewis, M.D. & the entire Kid Care Pediatrics staff