Reach Out and Read Connecticut wrote -
Dr. Seuss author Tish Rabe has partnered with Reach Out and Read by donating her time and talents to write customized "Seussical style" poems to support their mission!
Magical Milestones are personalized poems written just for you that will help disadvantaged children learn to read too!
Written by best-selling Dr. Seuss author Tish Rabe.
Autographed and emailed to you ready to frame.
100% of the proceeds will support Reach Out and Read.
To help us buy beautiful new books for children in need.
Tish can write about anything, she's fabulous you know. Give her the details and she'll give it a go!
A new baby, a grandchild, your friend’s new career? A child who is heading for college this year?
Create your Magical Milestone in three easy steps:
1. Make a $50.00 donation for each Magical Milestone you would like. (Click on the orange "Donate to this Fundraiser" button.)
2. Email Tish with some fun facts you'd like included in the poem as well as a high resolution photo for us to use.
3. We will email you an 8 x 10 autographed, personalized poem suitable for framing.
.....All proceeds from the poems will help children in need, via a wonderful organization called Reach Out and Read!
Why Reach Out and Read Connecticut?
Reading is the foundation for all learning yet 57% of our Connecticut 4th graders are unable to read proficiently, 81% for those children living in poverty. Sadly, Connecticut has the highest achievement gap in the nation.
By the age of 4, children born into low-income families hear roughly 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers - 30 million!!!!
Reach Out and Read works with pediatricians serving low-income communities to encourage parents to make reading aloud to their children a daily routine. The program provides each child with a new book at every well-child visit from 6 months through 5 years of age, providing parents with the tools they need to foster a love a reading in their children.
Reach Out and Read's approach has the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has proven success in developing early literacy skills and fostering healthy brain development.
Your Magical Milestone purchase will give low-income children in Connecticut the opportunity to learn to read and succeed in school and in life.
Changing the life of a child - priceless!