The Kendallville Public Library is kicking off a new program for Preschoolers:
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
easy for preschoolers and their parents to participate. They just stop in the
library, sign up and check out one of the 100 bags, each including 10 books.
Together they read the books inside and complete a fun activity, and repeat
until they’ve read 1,000 books!
· Reading and providing a text-rich environment at home before entering
school increases reading readiness.
· Building vocabulary and adding to a word bank is of the utmost
importance for being ready to read.
· Positive home and library experiences with reading and reading
activities ensure positive attitudes for reading once a child is in school.
Broken down, the program can be done by reading 3 books a day for a year -
or stretched out over two years. It's challenging, but achievable. A child’s
progress will be charted in “schools” of fish in the library, for each 100 book
goal completed. Children will receive prizes as they progress through the