An updated literacy program for preschoolers continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library.
1,000 Things Before Kindergarten is a reading-focused program offered in partnership by the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library and the Library of Virginia.
The initiative expands on reading readiness and includes STEAM topics and social and emotional activities such as singing, playing, and dancing in addition to reading.
Adults can register their children by calling the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library at 962-3321.
They will receive a log to record every book read or activity completed. Book prizes will be awarded for every 100 activities completed, at which time parents will receive new logs for the next prizes.
Books and activities may be repeated as many times as interests the child, since repetition is a valuable learning tool.
The program is for children ages birth to 5 years.
After completing 1,000 Things Before Kindergarten, children receive a certificate and a final book. They will also be added to the “Reading Wall of Fame” located on the back wall of the Children’s Area.
“This is a wonderful program for babies and toddlers to promote early learning and the love of books.”, said AHRL staff member, Tori Fertig. “1,000 things may seem like a lot, but it’s really just being mindful of most of the things you do with your child every day. We’re glad to be a part of this unique way to enhance language, literacy, and social skills.”
Parents and caregivers who have questions or would like to register may call the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library at 962-3321.
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