Little Readers

Do you remember the first book you ever read? Do you recall how it transported you to a different world and opened up new possibilities? Can you imagine if you’d never had that chance? Legacy’s Little Readers, presented by H-E-B, shares the love of reading with our youngest patients and their families.

  • Sixty percent of Houston’s children don’t have the reading readiness skills needed upon entering kindergarten
  • Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational development.

According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, the connection between literacy and child development is an essential part of health care. Reading and talking with young children from birth builds new connections in the brain, stimulating early language learning and motivation to learn.

Little Readers Collage

Help Legacy write a prescription to read for our families. Your gift helps provide free books to every child (from six months to twelve years old) who visits us for a well-child checkup. With your support, we’ve given away more than 60,000 books to our pediatric patients!

Support Little Readers by making a donation here.

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