New Year, New Challenge: 500 books before 5!


Parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success.

Have you heard about: “The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge”? It’s simple: read any book with your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten.

The objectives of this program:
• promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
• encourage parent and child bonding through reading.

You can find this program at your local library!

On January 20 2018, Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is hosting a KICK OFF ACTIVITY FOR FREE.

They will be offering free rolling suitcases to start your challenge. The kits can be checked out for 3 weeks; most contain at least 4 picture books and 2 music CDs as well as an idea book and manipulatives, such as toolkit items, plastic animals, cars, magnifying glass, pizza play set, Teddy Bear picnic items, feathers, bird nests, play dough cutters, etc.

Here is a link to the kit idea booklets:
http://research.ppld.org/c.php?g=656453&p=4743266

These kits were a joint effort by PPLD and local pre-school teachers.