Pediatric Literacy Starter Kits are now available! 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.
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.
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.
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:
After the visit, adult caregivers are asked to complete a survey about their experience. BookSpring gathers confidential, voluntary information and provides participating providers with results so that you can check the impact of your efforts at any time.
Video Testimonial from Dr. Clare Hebner
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.
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.