Published in Southwest Michigan's Second Wave Media
May 15, 2014
If you were writing the book of a child's life wouldn't you like it to have a happy ending? Every day more children are signing up for a Kalamazoo Public Library program intended to give them a life that includes loving the reading of books.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. It’s a program of a thousand "once upon a times" with happy endings.
download one; record each book that you share and enjoy, even the ones you repeat more than once; bring it in to your friendly children’s librarian each time you reach 50 books.
National Early Literacy Panel (NELP), that says 37 percent of children reaching fourth grade fail to attain basic levels of reading achievement. That percentage climbs even higher when paired with ...
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Listen Tuesday, May 20, at 7:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 4:29 p.m., 5:44 p.m., for Zinta Aistars' report on the 1,000 Books program (or listen online) on WMUK, 102.1 FM.
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