Stop by or call the Youth Services desk and ask how to get started with the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, 972-744-4358.
What is the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program?
The concept is simple, 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 before your precious one starts kindergarten. You can even repeat books. Does it sound hard? Not really, if you think about it. By reading 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 5 years of age, you have more time than you think.
Did you know?
- Children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school.
- Reading aloud to infants and children encourages social, emotional, and cognitive development.
- The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six.
- Children who are read to have bigger vocabularies when they enter school?
So parents, let's start reading!
Interested in keeping tracking of your child's reading? If so, check out Beanstack! Register on Beanstack, enter the books your child reads, and discover great new books! Just click or visit: https://richardsonpubliclibrary.beanstack.org to register for free!