Little readers at the doctor’s office


Photo by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Going to the doctor is not only important for a child’s health, but for their literacy too. Lorain County Health & Dentistry has partnered with Buckeye Health Plan to provide kids with a free book during their regularly scheduled checkups from birth to five years old. Almost 800 books will be distributed to help children countywide foster an early love of reading and learning. “We hope to combat the effects of income inequality on literacy,” said outreach coordinator Rebecca Shaw. “For some parents, buying books isn’t at the top of their list.”

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Nurse Jennifer Kovach hands five-year-old Jasper Banta the book “Dinos on the Move” during his wellness visit.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_IMG_5645.jpgNurse Jennifer Kovach hands five-year-old Jasper Banta the book “Dinos on the Move” during his wellness visit.