Highland Township Public Library - 444 Beach Farm Circle, Highland, MI 48357.  248-887-2218. www.highlandlibrary.info

Highland Township Public Library

444 Beach Farm Circle, P.O. Box 277, Highland, MI 48357

248-887-2218 - www.highlandlibrary.info

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
 
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 (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read 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 around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).

The key is perseverance. Make it exciting.

Come into the library to get started.  You can sign up and track your progress. Start with just a few dozen picture books, and go from there!  It's never too late to start, and your child will receive a small prize after just 50 books!

Why Read Aloud?
You can find a few articles here about the importance and impact of reading to young children daily:
The American Academy of Pediatrics Promotes Early Literacy
The Surgeon Who Became an Activist For Baby Talk
Reading With Your Child

You can also use the "official" 1,000 Books apps to keep track of your progress.
iPhone App available on iTunes
Android App available on Google Play

 

 

 

 

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This page was last updated on Wednesday, September 30, 2015