1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to the Wall Lake Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, develping a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge - all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. Wall Lake Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Just follow these steps: 1. Stop by the library with your child and ask a librarian to help you register. 2. Get your reading tracker and folder and the instructions on how to track reading minutes with your baby or small child. 3. Read anywhere with your child. Reading done by caregivers at daycare centers or with grandparents counts too! 4. Return trackers to the library for incentive prizes. Call the library at (712)664-2983 for more information.

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