‘1000 Books Be­fore School’ cham­pion

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary is cel­e­brat­ing the first child to achieve the re­mark­able mile­stone of read­ing 1000 books be­fore school.

One-year old Henry reg­u­larly at­tends Rhyme Story Time at the li­brary and en­joys read­ing ev­ery day with his par­ents.

He proudly brings his read­ing record in each time he vis­its to have it up­dated.

The 1000 Books Be­fore School pro­gram en­cour­ages par­ents and car­ers to pro­vide pos­i­tive early ex­pe­ri­ences of read­ing at home by read­ing 1000 books with their chil­dren be­fore they be­gin school.

It is open to all chil­dren aged 0-5 years and par­ents are en­cour­aged to come in to reg­is­ter their chil­dren.

Chil­dren will re­ceive a regis­tra­tion pack in­clud­ing a tote bag, stick­ers and read­ing records.

Each time a book is read to a child, a sticker is placed on their read­ing record.

When a read­ing mile­stone has been achieved (for ex­am­ple 100 books), they are re­warded with a small prize.

This early years lit­er­acy cam­paign is a joint ini­tia­tive of State Li­brary Vic­to­ria and Pub­lic Li­braries Vic­to­ria Net­work and is be­ing run in 40 pub­lic li­brary ser­vices across Vic­to­ria.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the 1000 Books Be- fore School pro­gram and Rhyme Story Time, call Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary on 1300 374 765.

Henry is a read­ing cham­pion at just one year old.

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