Parents of young children invited to check out new ''1,000 Books Before Kindergarten'' program
Posted on 11/14/2017 7:55:00 AM.
(Seguin) - Do you have a child under the age of 5? The Seguin Public Library wants you to join it as it launches its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Library Director Jacki Gross says by reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
"We're very excited to be starting the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. It's free. You just come in and say you want to participate. You get a bag and you start reading to your child and the point is we want parents
and caregivers to read to their children. If they read to their child every night, the advantages to that child when that child starts school is just astronomical and it's fun. So this is a way to encourage these parents to read to their children every night. If they read every night, they will reach 1,000 books before that child enters kindergarten. Again, what a phenomenal thing to give to your child," said Gross.
Gross says research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Most importantly, she says sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
"Many studies have proven this out that if you read to your child, they start school with a larger vocabulary being able to -- the conceptual part of reading -- they're much better at that. We all know that reading is the basis of everything. So to give kids that advantage, I think it's a phenomenal thing. We're very excited about the program," said Gross.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Participants will get a free book bag and reading log. Children who finish 1,000 books will earn a certificate and have their picture displayed at the library.
Gross says the program is designed to make reading to your kids easy and works out perfectly for those days that are busy or tiring.
"Most parents who read to their children probably read more than one book at night. You don't have to keep track of the titles or anything like that. It's just a way to kind of give you that little push to when you're tired -- this is the way to do it (and) then encourage them," said Gross.
To register, parents or guardians are asked to bring their child to the library and ask for the program's reading log. Program details are also available at The library is located at 313 W. Nolte St.
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