1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Get your child ready to read!
The five things your child needs to be ready to learn to read are:
- Talking: hearing and learning lots of words helps a child learn to read.
- Singing: singing helps children hear the sounds that make up words. Singing teaches children about rhyming and being able to rhyme helps children learn to read.
- Writing: children see us write and eventually figure out we’re writing words. Letting children “write” from early on will help them to learn to read.
- Playing: playing helps children express their thoughts with words and it also makes them realize that words are symbols for all different things.
- Reading: the most important thing you can do to get your child ready to read!
Reading to children helps them learn how to hold a book
Reading picture books teaches children lots of words because they can figure out what the words mean by looking at the pictures as you read the words
Reading to children teaches them that the sounds you are making correspond to words on the page
Reading helps children and parents create a strong bond
How do I sign up?
Stop in at the Sturm Memorial Library to sign up your child
Receive a reading log, bookmark and book bag
Pin your child’s name to the “1000 Books” bulletin board
For every 100 books read your child will get to sticker his name and receive a small prize
At 1000 books your child will receive a book bag and free book!