Pediatric Literacy Kits

Pediatric Literacy Kits, including books and motivational materials, are available for home visiting programs, dental clinics, or related wellness settings!Just what the doctor ordered With over 20 years of providing support to the healthcare community, this innovative new service will help doctors and practitioners better engage families in developing strategies to improve a wide array of health outcomes.

“Second to immunizations, this is the most important thing I do as a pediatrician. And it’s fun, too!” — Dr. Karen Haslund

Evidence shows that pediatric literacy is effective and can even improve the climate of a clinic and your own satisfaction with your work.  So don’t miss this chance to support your patients’ health and well-being with this simple yet effective approach.

If you are a program director or provider interested in providing this service as part of your work with prenatal support or families with young children, please contact Shannon Thorne at shannon@bookspring. org, or call (512) 472- 1791 x 110.

If you are pregnant or a family member seeking direct health and wellness services, please reach out to Travis County Healthy Families or ATX Connect.

Be prepared for pediatric literacy with our service!

Sample kit: subject to change.

The BookSpring Pediatric Literacy Kit contains books and materials to prescribe your families the task to “read a book together twice a day.” Your kit includes guides, parent tip cards, and tools for you to encourage reading habits during routine exams.

Each month, you will receive high-quality, developmentally appropriate books for ages 0-5, provider guides, prescription stickers to be signed with the child’s name, and parent tip cards with a follow-up survey to ensure program quality and provide you with feedback about you overall patient satisfaction with care.

We offer technical assistance by e-mail or phone from 9-5 M-F to troubleshoot or answer questions about best practices.

Be a part of a national movement.

Our service is complimentary to other pediatric literacy intervention programs and can be integrated into many settings.  Approximately 27,000 of the 58,000 pediatricians in the United States are already offering some ongoing pediatric literacy intervention. You can be one, too.

Books make a difference.

This research-based program is backed by 30 years of published peer-reviewed studies which indicate that pediatric literacy is an essential part of primary care which:

  • Supports literacy at critical points in brain development
  • Encourages return visits to achieve all immunizations
  • Improves parent/patient satisfaction with their care

Read more about Literacy Statistics and Research and the research that guides our work.

See how your patients — and your practice — are doing.

After the visit, adult caregivers are asked to complete a survey about their experience. BookSpring gathers confidential, voluntary information and provides aggregate results so that you can monitor the impact of your efforts.

What are you waiting for?

Start with 20 books to see how it works.  Your first shipment includes many extras to help you get your program set up. In contrast, the ongoing customizable subscription includes books, stickers, and parent education materials in the quantities and qualities you need for your particular practice.  Together, we can make a long-term difference in the success of children and families in need of improved early literacy.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get started today!


(512) 472-1791 x 107

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends promoting early literacy to families at well-child exams as part of standard practice. We can help you implement this important intervention for your patients and make it easy, fast, and fun.
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