Helping Pediatric Providers Encourage Families to Read Together
Pediatric Literacy

Pediatric Literacy Starter Kits

Pediatric Literacy Starter Kits are now available!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 developmental 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.

Be prepared for pediatric literacy with our starter kit!

Sample kit: subject to change.

The pediatric literacy starter kit contains 20 sets of books and materials to prescribe families with the task to “read a book together twice a day.” Included in your kit are guides, parent tip cards, and tools for you to encourage reading habits during routine exams.

These include high-quality, developmentally appropriate books for ages 0-5, provider guides, shelf labels, forms for program management, and prescription stickers to be signed with the child’s name.

We offer technical assistance by e-mail or phone from 9-5 M-F to troubleshoot or answer questions about best practices. Our service is complementary to other pediatric literacy intervention programs and can be integrated in many settings.

The need is chronic.

Approximately 27,000 of the 58,000 pediatricians in America are already offering some kind of ongoing pediatric literacy intervention, but clearly there is more need and capacity to solve this problem. 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 the research that guides our work, and download the ReadWell & Pediatric Literacy Kit pilot project report for more information.

Video Testimonial from Dr. Clare Hebner

It’s more than a box. It’s a service.

Our follow-up kits include everything you need to continue practicing pediatric literacy. Ongoing delivery service and technical support supplies you with books, prescription stickers, postcards, survey cards and more! Subscriptions ensure your patients most in need of developmental supports enjoy the benefits of pediatric literacy treatments.

Not sure? Try it out for just one month.

Select “one-time” to get a starter kit for just $99 including shipping.  The starter kit includes 20 books and many extras to help you get your program set up, while the ongoing customizable subscription includes books, stickers, and parent educational materials in the quantities and qualities you need for your particular practice.

Please contact us to get started today!

rx@bookspring.org

(512) 472-1791 x 107

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends promotion 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.