NICU Team Celebrates Literacy Awareness Month

Staff from the NICU kicked off Literacy Awareness Month by dressing up in character costumes from favorite Dr. Seuss and Curious George books!

Last week, the Children’s Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) kicked off Literacy Awareness Month with the launch of our Reach Out & Read program. Research shows that reading to babies in the NICU has many benefits, from early language development, to school readiness, to increased comfort, bonding and emotional competence. During the event, siblings were treated to a story hour and crafts, and families were given a book to read to their babies during their NICU stays. Check out our Facebook post for more details and photos from this fun event.