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||The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to
help parents/caregivers prepare their children for one of lifes big
milestones: Kindergarten! A number of research projects have proven over and
over again that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal
education. The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read
How to Get Started:
1. Sign up for the program by
visiting the Childrens Department. You can sign up at any time. Make sure
to stop by the library to pick up your first reading log and a folder to store
all your logs.
2. Come back every time you have completed 50 books to
receive a stamp for every 50 books you share together, a small prize at the 100
book mark, and your next 100 books log. You can also print the log in a .pdf
file from home on our website. When you reach 200, 500, and 800, come in for
your ~special prizes~.
3. When you have finished 1,000 books your child
will be able to select a new picture book to be added to the Library
collection. The book will include a bookplate with the childs name on it.
Your child will be the first one able to check out their honor book and will be
invited to a 1,000
Books Before Kindergarten graduation party!
It is up to you:
You can record the same book more than once
if your child has a favorite you read all the time! If you read the book to
more than one of your children, you can record it on each of their logs. You
can keep a log for each child or a family log! You can go through this as
quickly as you can or as slowly as you need. You have until your child enters
Kindergarten. You decide what works best for your family! It is up to you!
-Have fun! Reading together should never be a
-Take every chance you have to read with your children, tell and
talk about stories, say nursery rhymes, and sing songs.
children to a variety of different types of stories and vocabulary. Learning
depends on repetition. It is good when children ask for favorite stories to be
read again and again. When you have the opportunity, introduce new stories so
that your child has a chance to experience and hear as many new words and
concepts as possible.
-Children learn best when they are in a good
mood, so read with your child when the experience will be the most pleasurable
for both of you.
Time to Think:
-If you read three stories
at bedtime every night for one year, youll have shared 1,095 books!
-If you read one story at bedtime every night for three years youll
have shared 1,095 books!
-If you read ten books a week for two years,
youll have shared 1,040 books!
-This small time commitment is well
worth the advantage you will be giving your child and the memories that you
will form spending time with them.
**Thank you to the Upper Merion
Township Library for allowing us to use the information from their log
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