1000 Books B4 Kindergarten

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Raise a Reader: 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten is a new library program that encourages families to read 1000 books with your young children before they enter kindergarten.

One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation – a key to school and learning success.

How does it work:

  • Register, in-person, in the Junior Library. You will receive a folder with your first reading log, pre-literacy information, and book suggestions.
  • Each time you read with your child, fill in a circle in your reading log.
  • When you have reached 100 books, return your completed log to the library for a small prize and your child will get a sticker to add to our 1000 Books Wall of Fame. You will also recieve your reading log for the next 100 books.
  • Books read at the library, school and daycare count! Books can be read as many times as you like.
  • The program is ongoing, and only ends when your child begins Kindergarten.

Remember to HAVE FUN! Reading should not be a chore … Take every chance to read to your child, tell or talk about stories, sing songs, and say nursery rhymes. Don’t feel like talking or singing? Listen to an audio-book! Your child will get to experience stories and get exposed to new vocabulary. Talk about your day, their day, have them tell you a story … all this adds up!

Visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org for more tips!

Sponsored by The Friends of The Burnham Library

1000 books b4 kindergarten


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