The concept is simple, and the rewards are priceless.
Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.
Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. When your child reaches a milestone, give him/her a small reward (stickers, backpacks, books). Most local programs already have a reward system built into place. If a program is not available where you live, join our program today. Most of all be creative!
Make a record of what you are reading in a spiral notebook, online, or by whatever method you want. The journal itself will make a great keepsake item for your precious child. If you are able to, make sure to keep a record of “any” book that is being read to your child. This includes teachers and siblings.
Program begins January 23rd!
Parents may register and pick up reading logs and check out book backpacks.
Each child will also receive a free book to get started.
Surprise Storybook Character!
Literacy Play Stations and Games!
Supported locally by the Rotary Club with members reading to the children.
Program will be throughout the Delaware County Library System.
Check in with us often beginning January 23rd to see what fun events we have to help you child develop a love for reading.