The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Service of Pediatrics have created the Learn, Laugh, Love and Read with Me Program that promotes literacy starting in infancy. Reading, talking, and singing to your new baby right from the start promotes early language and literacy development.
This new program will provide the opportunity for parents, caregivers and family members to access an array of children’s books from our onsite NICU library with the goal of encouraging early communication between parent and newborn. With your support, we can support our new families with establishing healthy reading habits early on.
The North Bay Knights of Columbus Council #1007 generously donated $1,000 allowing us to launch the program and purchase a book shelf for the NICU. Thank you!
Support the Learn, Laugh, Love and Read with Me Program by making your Chapters/Indigo purchases online through this link.
Through the purchase of Gift Cards, the Learn, Laugh, Love and Read with Me Program will receive 20% back, allowing us to keep the NICU library stocked. All other purchases, including books, home décor and more, will provide the program with 3% back.
As we head into the holidays, consider giving the gift of reading to your loved ones, as well as to families in NICU.