Raising Readers promotes early childhood literacy and a love of reading by giving books to Maine children at birth and at well child visits through age five.

Impact:

  • 2.7MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 350MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 260,000CHILDREN REACHED
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Featured Book: Gideon & Otto

Gideon & Otto

24 months

Otto is a toy octopus, and he’s Gideon’s favorite friend! Gideon brings Otto with him everywhere. But one day Otto doesn’t stay right where ... Read More »

Read Aloud Tips for Parents with Toddlers

Tips

Sharing books together helps toddlers learn about the world and learn to talk. Toddlers have unique needs, though, so here are some read aloud tips especially for this age: Do you watch your toddler buzz from one thing to the next like a little bee? To make the most of short bursts of... Read More »

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