During  the National Conference & Exposition in San Diego, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the launch of the AAP’s new early literacy toolkit for pediatricians and parents.The Books Build Connections Toolkit was emailed out to the AAP’s 62,000 members on Sunday evening.

We are pleased to have collaborated with the AAP and Too Small to Fail to provide key resources, links, and photos that are included in the toolkit. Read the AAP’s press release about the toolkit launch.

Please feel free to integrate messaging about the toolkit into your normal communications channels – email blast, newsletter, social media, etc. This is just another incredible step forward in our work to ensure that ALL families nationwide receive books and messaging about the importance of reading aloud from their medical providers. Our collective work is truly helping to change pediatrics!

Reach Out And Read program featured on XETV – featuring Dr. Marcia Spitzer, San Diego Pediatrician

Changing Childhood Literacy

Importance of Reach Out And Read program featured on KUSI – featuring Dr. Marcia Spitzer, San Diego Pediatrician

Dr. Miller on Channel 10 News

Segment 2: Classics 4 Kids
Dana Zimbric, Artistic Director and Conductor of Classics 4 Kids, is joined by Dr. Marsha Spitzer, a pediatrician at Family Health Centers of San Diego, to discuss the Saturday, May 12, “Classical Connections Family Festival” that will highlight music and stories read by guest readers. Zimbric chats about the organization’s reach to more than 30,000 students, teachers and families through orchestra concerts and in-school assemblies. Dr. Spitzer, who is involved with Reach Out and Read – a sponsor of the May 12 Festival — talks about the importance of daily reading on mind and social-emotional development.