|Published:||May 16, 2012 4:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's first lady has presented the first of 200,000 Love.Read.Learn Baby Journals to the mother of newborn in Tallahassee.
The journals are designed as one of the first gifts a child receives to encourage literacy and health.
Ann Scott, wife of Gov. Rick Scott, is partnering with the Volunteer USA Foundation to distribute the journals. She handed the first one to Ana Rivera at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
The journals are filled with tips and advice to promote a love of books, leaning and health. It also has places to insert baby photos, first word memories and favorite stories.
Funding is being provided by Dollar General Foundation and Scholastic FACE, which stands for "family and community engagement."
The state's Tobacco Free Florida program also is providing support.
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