Literacy Readiness

The American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Reading
to Children Everyday Beginning at Birth

 Babies born at Novant Health Prince William Medical  Center receive a special gift through our signature Books 4  Babies program.  Each baby born receives a first book, a  bookmark with baby brain development information and  how-to tips to begin reading, and a developmental  milestone wheel for ages one month through five years.  Parents are given a choice of English or Spanish materials.  Our volunteers educate parents on the importance of  reading, talking, singing, and rhyming - all things that  support healthy brain development.