Foster the Love of Reading in Olds

The Olds Municipal Library and the Olds ParentLink Center have teamed up to begin a 1000 Books before Kindergarten Program in Olds. The goal of the program is simple.  The rewards are priceless! The Olds Municipal Library and ParentLink Center will be providing the staffing and implementation, as well as the incentives for this program. We believe that there is no better reward for reading than books. Thus, we would like to purchase a treasure chest of books for children and families to pick from as reward. 

How the Program Works:
Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. When your child reaches a milestone, give him/her a small reward (stickers, backpacks, books). Most local programs already have a reward system built into place. If a program is not available where you live, join our program today. Most of all be creative!

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