ICU Read!

Program Description

ICU baby believes that no baby should be alone in the NICU. The newborns at South Miami Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital receive exceptional medical care. However, for a variety of reasons, there are many NICU babies that are not visited by their family for days and sometimes weeks.

Our ICU read! program invites volunteers who have been medically and security cleared by the hospital to come in to the NICU to read to these babies. Research shows that early reading leads to improved language development in babies.

Here are 2 great articles regarding reading to your babies: Benefits of Reading to Your Newborn and Major Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants.

If you would like to volunteer to read to babies in the NICU, CLICK HERE. The ICU read! program is currently on hold at South Miami Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hopsital.

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