1,000 Books Before Kindergarten-Down On the Farm
Would you like to help your child prepare for Kindergarten while instilling a love of reading at the same time? Then you should sign up for the library’s new early literacy program called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”
Developing literacy skills begins at birth and continues on through the toddler and preschool years. The best way to prepare a child to learn to read is to read aloud to them. Reading to a child greatly increases his or her vocabulary. YOU are your child’s first teacher!
You may be wondering if it’s possible to read 1,000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Even though this sounds like a lot of books, it’s entirely possible to reach this goal! If you only read one book each day for 5 years, you and your child would read almost 2,000 books. If you read 2 books each day, you could easily reach this goal in 2 years! Think of all the possibilities you’ve opened up for your child!
Sign up now at the library to receive your first reading log and book bag. Keep track of what you read with your child. If your child has a favorite book, read it more than once! After each 100 books read, come to the library for a new reading log and a small prize. Incentives will be given out after each 100 books read. After your child has read 1,000 books, his or her name will be added to a brand new picture book in the library collection. All children who reach their goal will also be invited to attend a special “Down On the Farm” party, and their name will be added to our wall of readers!
Spend some quality time with your child now by participating in “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Help your child become a reader for life!