Rockford 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books - Rockford

Register your birth through five-year-old child for this free reading incentive program today!

Every time you finish reading 100 books together you can stop by for a prize, a free book, and put your child’s name on our reader board. They can watch their reading progress charted right at the library every time they visit!

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are able to read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.

Six Pre-Reading Skills

  1. Talking - Children learn language by listening to their parents and others talk. As children hear spoken language, they learn new words and what they mean.
  2. Singing - Songs are a wonderful way to learn about language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words.
  3. Reading - Reading together with your child increases vocabulary and general knowledge, helps children learn how a book works, and helps children develop an interest in reading.
  4. Writing - Reading and writing go together. Both represent spoken language and communicate information.
  5. Playing - Children learn a lot about language through play. Play helps children think symbolically, so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real objects and experiences.

Sponsored By Friends of the Rockford Library