New statewide program provides “books for every baby”

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Thursday a state-wide program is being launched at Yale New Haven Hospital called “Books for Every Baby.”

The program will provide the family of every newborn in our state with a book, as well as literacy guides. The initiative is part of “Read to Grow.” All of which is very important since a child starts learning as soon as they’re born.

“One of the ways for the baby’s brain to develop is for them to hear words. One of the ways they hear words is their parents talking to them, reading to them,” said Roxanne Coady, RJ Julia booksellers.

Today “Read to Grow” provides 58% of newborns in our state with books. The goal of the new program is to bump that number up to 100%.

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