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Parents And Daycare Help Kids Reach 1,000 Books


September 30, 2020 | View PDF

Jaylee Mulkey (Photo submitted)

Thanks to the efforts of their parents and their daycare provider, two kids completed reading 1,000 books before kindergarten. Both kids are students at Sue's Sunshine Daycare with Sue Cox. Emily Edwards, age 4, is the daughter of Teresa and Robert Edwards. Jaylee Mulkey, 3, is the daughter of JD and Jessica Mulkey.

Emily Edwards (Photo submitted)

To encourage a love of reaching in children like Jaylee and Jessica, the Sidney-Richland County Library is promoting "1,000 Books before Kindergarten", a nationwide program that encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud with their children every day. Research continually shows that children who are read aloud to every day before kindergarten will have higher scores and more success when they begin school. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and learning.

The theme of the Sidney-Richland County Library program is "The Magic of Reading". Children receive a small prize at each 100-level milestone, and at the end of the program participants earn a certificate and t-shirt for successful completion. This program is free to children ages 0-4 and their families. Stop by the library to sign up today!


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