100 Books Before Kindergarten
Come take the challenge! We are kicking off Children’s Book Week 2015 with a challenge you can’t pass up! Begin reading 1000 books to your infant or toddler before they enter Kindergarten. It’s easy, fun, and a great way to interact and bond with your child. Register in the children’s room, keep track on a paper log or better yet, download the free app for iPhone (Android coming soon) and keep track online.
Have a favorite book? You may repeat it. The goal is simple: Read to your child and start them on the path to becoming a lifelong learner.
Once you begin the task, stop in, find new books, and for every increment of 100 books, receive a small reward.
Why You Should Read to Your Child
- Reading aloud to your child is the single most important factor in future success. 1
- “Children exposed to lots of books during their early childhood will have an easier time learning to read than those who are not.”
- Reading aloud to young children also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. 2
- Your child’s ability to read at or above grade level by Third grade correlates highly with high school graduation rate and college enrollment. 3 So start them early! Read!
Any questions, please stop by the children’s room or contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 The importance of Reading to Your Child by Henry H. Berstein, D.O. Harvard Medical School http://www.planforyourhealth.com
3 Annie E. Casey Foundation. Reading on Grade Level in Third Grade: How is it Related to High School Graduation and College Enrollment .http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter/