On Tuesday 11 February Mosman Library Service launched an exciting new early literacy program, ‘1000 Books Before School’.
Reading to, and with, young children regularly makes an important contribution to the development of their early literacy skills, and the program encourages preschoolers to read 1000 books before they start school.
Once they have completed their first 100 books they will receive a special carry bag as a reward, and for every 100 books read after that will receive a milestone patch to add to the bag, until the goal of 1000 books is achieved.
Books can be read anywhere, including at home, preschool, and the library, and if children average three books a day they will complete the goal in less than a year. There are regular activities at Mosman’s Barry O’Keefe Library to assist parents and carers to develop their child’s early literacy skills, including Babytime and Storytime sessions.
Parents and carers can register for the program at the Library or by contacting 9978 4092.
A library card is required, and provides free library membership and access to thousands of children’s books.