Image created by Suzanne Bloom, 2016

Read & Reach is an online resource for incorporating physical activity into storytimes and reading! Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the US, and library/classroom storytimes are a great opportunity for health promotion and to teach children the importance of healthy lifestyle practices.

Read & Reach is your resource to include physical activity and health promotion into storytime and children’s programming. This resource provides information for over 70 children’s books that can be used in programing to promote physical activity. These books are also great options for your next StoryWalk(R) project!

What types of books are you looking for?

Books with animals

Basic concept books

Beginning readers

Books for differently-abled youth

Books for family storytime

Books for toddlers/young children

Books that celebrate diversity

Books that rhyme

Books with instructional pictures

Books with music

Elementary readers

Librarian & educator resources

Parent resources

Yoga books

This resource was created through an ALA Carnegie Whitney Grant. This project was developed at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. Thanks to the generosity of the creators, this resource has been reproduced in its entirety on the Let’s Move in Libraries website! To see the original website, please consult the Internet Archive.

Learn more about this resource using the links below:

How to Use Read & Reach!

Project Background

Project Purpose

Read & Reach Creators

Coloring Pages!: images created by author/illustrator Suzanne Bloom

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