Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

1000 books before KindergartenOne of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books each and every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation which is key to school success.  Plus, reading together is fun and a great way to bond and relax. Sign up at the Circulation Desk with Ms. Arlene every Monday (when Ms. Arlene is at the Library) or during Toddler Time or Story Times on Tuesdays or Thursdays when Ms. Lisa is available.

 

You will need to fill out a:

Photo Release Form (if you would like your family photo without names on Facebook)
Registration Form

Early Literacy Tips:
1. Have fun reading together.
2. Always have a positive reading experience.
3. Families who begin reading to their children before kindergarten help develop language skills, strengthen and cultivate an extensive vocabulary and improve attention spans and listening skills which are all important tools to develop before kindergarten.
4. By reading to your child, you can help your child learn six early literacy skills

  • Vocabulary/Language – Developing language and vocabulary
  • Print Motivation – Developing an interest in reading and the enjoyment of books
  • Print Awareness – Noticing letters; knowing how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.
  • Letter Knowledge – Knowing that letters have names and are different from each other, and that specific sounds go with specific letters.
  • Phonological Awareness – Ability to hear the sounds in words.
  • Narrative Skills – Ability to describe things and events and tell stories

 Directions:
It is very simple.  Please visit the Library on Mondays between 11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. Tuesdays: 10 – 4:00 P.M., Thursdays: 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. or Friday: 10:00 – 3:00 P.M. to fill out a registration form and to pick up the first 100 book reading log.

  1. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
  2. Keep track of each book you read on your child’s personal log by coloring in an animal after you have read a book with your child.
  3. Read any book, or read the same book as many times as you wish. Children tend to love the same book. Think about your favorite book and how many times you read it as a child.
  4. Bring the completed log to the Library during the days and hours above to receive your prize and the next log book.