March 15, 2011
Dr. Nicole Villareal, pediatrician at Walla Walla Clinic, reads a book to her son. Dr. Villareal and other Walla Walla area physicians participate in the Reach Out and Read program, distributing books and a "prescription" for reading to children and their families during well-child visits.
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The Reach Out and Read program and local Early Learning Coalition provide free books for families.
Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents can do to help their children be ready for success in school.