Who can participate in this program?
Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten can take part. The program will take from a few months to a few years, depending on how often you read together.
Why is it important to read to very young children?
Research demonstrates that children who are read to on a regular basis have an advantage when learning to read for themselves. Reading together builds early literacy skills which are the foundation for school and learning success.
Can I really expect to read 1,000 books to my child before kindergarten?
If you read only one bedtime story every night for three years you will have read 1,095 books. If you read just three books every day, you will have read 1,095 books in just one year!
I have more than one child I am reading to. Can I count the same title for each child?
Yes, and if one of your older children reads to their sibling, or a grandparent reads to their grandchild, you can count that also.
Check with staff at the Youth Services desk for ideas on great books to share. Be sure to pick up a schedule of library programs that are suitable for your preschooler.