The Reach Out and Read (ROR) program at Comer Children's Hospital is an evidence-based program endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. ROR encourages families of young children to read aloud daily together and incorporates books into primary care.

During a well-child visit at our Comer Children's Hospital, UChicago Medicine at Ingalls-Flossmoor or UChicago Medicine Cottage Grove locations, children between 6 months to 5 years and their caregivers are offered a developmentally-appropriate book to read and take home.

This program helps:

  • Improve language acquisition.
  • Promote healthy brain development.
  • Help families build meaningful bonds.