Chet Builds A Strong Foundation For Kindergarten

Chet Bouchard, age 2, recently completed a huge milestone by reading 1,000 books within one year! He accomplished this feat by reading 3-5 books before bed each night. He loves construction books, including "Diggersaurs" and "Demolition", and he also has a soft spot for "Nibbles" and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". His days are filled with snuggling his bears, riding his strider bike, playing with tractors, helping mom cook, and helping dad take care of the cows. When he grows up, Chet wants to be a cowboy, drive tractors, excavators, garbage trucks, and mixer trucks. Chet is the son of Brady and Megan Bouchard.

To encourage a love of reading in children, 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 "Reading is Magic". 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 for children ages 0-5 and their families. Stop by the library to sign up today!


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