Welcome to REading ADvantage (READ) Inc. Our mission is to encourage
parents to read to their children a minimum of twenty minutes a day
beginning with pregnancy. We do this by providing children, ages 0-8, with
free books to strengthen their reading, vocabulary, and comprehension
skills to enhance their lifelong learning experience. READ believes that early
literacy intervention increases a child's success in school and in life.
Did You Know?
Words ... words ... words ... how do babies develop their vocabulary?
Quite simply, they learn from hearing the words of the people around them.
"If the child has never heard the word, the child will never say the word;
and if you have neither heard it nor said it, it's pretty tough to read it
and to write it." (From Jim Trelease's introduction in Read-aloud Rhymes for
the Very Young, selected by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Marc Brown, New
York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.)
REadingADvantage, Inc. Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time.
1145 Second St., Suite A, #113
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: (925) 698-0098
Questions about Reading Advantage? E-mail our director, Deborah Polk,
Questions about the web site? E-mail our Web Master,