What’s the Big Deal About Early Literacy?

Did you know that research shows that the greatest amount of brain growth occurs between birth and age 5? A young child’s brain size triples in the first year and is fully grown by the time he/she enters kindergarten. That is why we believe that focusing on a child’s literacy development in their earliest years is so important and will lend to more success in the future.

As your child’s main teacher in their early years, it is so important to introduce them to books and being read to before entering school. Exposing your child to books, language, reading, and writing can happen everywhere and every day. A child exposed to books and language is more likely to develop a love of reading and language as they grow older. By reading just one book to them a day, your child can be exposed to over 1,000 books and thousands of words by the time they reach kindergarten. We encourage you to sign your child up for our “I,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program. This program is completely free, and it encourages you to read to your child. You will be encouraged to keep track of how many books you read to your child, and you can read the same book over and over if your child desires. A simple prize will be awarded after reading 100, 300, 500, 800, and 1,000 books. More information on this program is available at www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

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