Start a reading journey with your child in a new statewide program – 1000 Books Before School!
Sharing stories with babies and young children gives them a head start in developing literacy skills that will prepare them for school, and of course, a lifelong love of reading. Imagine all of the quality bonding time this will give you and your child together, and all of the adventures you will have!
How does it work? Simply register at your local library, receive your kit and you’re off! Have fun with marking, colouring or placing a sticker on your Reading Record each time you read together with your child. When you reach a milestone in your Reading Record, bring it in to the library for a special reward. Every book that your child completes, or actively listens to, counts – this includes stories read at Storytime sessions, daycare, playgroup, kindergarten, as well as the same book over and over again. You can read books from anywhere, not just library books! The program finishes once your child reaches 1000 books, or starts school.
Remember reading 1000 books before school is the goal, but every time you read with your child you are helping them build essential skills for life. Happy Reading!