1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. In 2015, Cuba Circulating Library started offering an early literacy program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!

Families are invited to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Cuba Circulating Library. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. 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.

Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open via ReadSquared at http://cubalibraryny06.readsquared.com/ or by using the Readsquared app, available in the app store. If your family already has a ReadSquared account from summer reading, please use the same account and just enroll in the new program through your account. If you cannot remember your password, contact us for help. Earn digital badges as you go and unlock mini games to play! Families who have already signed up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten may also join the online tracking. To get credit for books read previously, please contact us and we will add them for you in bulk. For more information, call the library at 585.968.1668 or visit our website, cubalibrary.org under our youth services section.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cuba Library. It is free of charge. Upon completion of the 1000 Book Challenge, children will receive a special gift.

Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Readsquared.com! Click on the Image Below.

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