Reach Out and Read Partnership Announced

Reach Out and Read Partnership Announced

Romp n Roll Staff Member reading to a circle of childrenWe are so excited to partner with the great cause of Reach Out and Read Virginia. Reach Out and Read Virginia is focused on preparing children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. This cause is so perfectly aligned with Romp n’ Roll’s vision and our enthusiasm for fueling child development in the best, most fun way.

Reach Out and Read Virginia and Romp n’ Roll will offer a series of events in support of this cause. The first event will be on September 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 at all 3 Richmond-area Romp n’ Roll locations. In honor of the annual “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (which occurs just a few days before on September 19), the event theme is “Pirates,” and will feature an instructor from CharacterWorks.

CharacterWorks is a well-known theater group in the Richmond area. The Character Works teacher will read a few pirate stories. Reading time will last about 15-minutes. The event also includes entrance to a Romp n’ Roll Open Gym event where the children can enjoy the Romp n’ Roll facility with their parents. The cost for the event is $8; $4 of which will go directly to benefit Reach Out and Read Virginia. Romp n’ Roll members, as always, can attend Open Gym for free. Members who would like to make a donation to Reach Out and Read can do so at the event. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL. The event is for children age 5 with a supervising adult. Registration can be handled by calling 804-364-6363.

Reach Out and Read Virginia LogoRomp n’ Roll and Reach Out and Read will continue to collaborate on programs that benefit children and prepare them for school readiness and beyond. Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit organization that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the program has one of the strongest records of research support of any primary care intervention. This year, Reach Out and Read’s 12,000 volunteer medical providers will distribute 6.5 million new books to more than 4 million children at nearly 5,000 healthcare locations in all 50 states.

A little girl reading and flipping through a book