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Who can sign up for this program?
Any child from birth until kindergarten can sign up. It will take from a few months to a few years, depending on how many books you read at a time.
Why is it important to read to very young children?
Developing literacy skills begins at birth and continues throughout the toddler and pre-school years. The
best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.
Can you really expect to read 1000 books to your child before kindergarten?
If you read only one bedtime story every night for three years you will have read 1095!
If you read 10 books each week for two years, you will have read 1040.
If you read 3 books a day in one year you will have read 1095!
Do we have to read books from our Public Library?
No, you can read books from anywhere – your home, the doctor’s office, preschool, Grandma’s house, other libraries.
I read the same story every night to my child. Can I count that book more than once?
Yes, write down the title (or an abbreviation of it) each and every time you read the book.
I have more than one child I read to. Can I count the same title for each child?
Of course you can! And if one of your older children reads to their sibling, you can count that also.
My older children like to read to their younger siblings. Can I count those books?
Count any books that are read to your child, no matter who reads the books. It can be a brother, sister,
grandparent, babysitter, teacher, etc. As long as they hear the entire story, you can count it.