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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
On behalf of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation , we invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any age appropriate book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books because that is what children love to do) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. When your children reach a milestone, give him/her a small reward . We will also help to reward them at the library.
How to Participate
* Register w/librarian (if you haven’t done so already).
* Read with your child. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding.
* Keep track of the books you have read with the book marker the library has provided. You can keep record of “any” book that is being read to your child. This includes caregivers, teachers and siblings, and online resources such as TumbleBooks.
Summer Reading 2022 Children's Programs
Electronic Library supported by Pennsylvania Libraries
Resources include eBooks, BookFlix, TrueFlix, CyberSmarts, and many electronic resources for research.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. We also have National Geographic videos which we’ve paired with many of our non-fiction titles – perfect support for the Common Core Curriculum!
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
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