1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge
Start the journey of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten and set your child up for a lifetime of success. Receive a free book bag, prizes for your child along the way and a gift card from a local business upon completion. Reading challenge open to children who have not entered kindergarten.
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Rosenberg Library welcomes children of all abilities. Please let us know how we can better meet your needs.
Do you have questions? We have answers! Contact the Children’s Department – 409.763.8854 Ext. 135 or email us.
Did you Know?
- Sharing books and stories is important for your child’s brain development.
- Children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school.
- Children who are read to have larger vocabularies when they enter school.
- Reading aloud to infants and children encourages social, emotional and cognitive development.
- A toddler’s brain creates up to two million new connections every second.
- A child’s brain develops most rapidly before the age of three.
- The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six.
Tips for Reading to Young Children:
Prizes aren’t just for fun!
Book bags carry the thousand books home! Ask Children’s staff how to get your child their own library card!
The piece of crinkle paper included can be a child’s first science experiment. They manipulate and change the shape of the paper, play peek-a-boo, look through the color shade and make interesting sounds.
Maracas, because music is often a child’s first language. Hearing music play helps break down syllables into manageable snippets to be distinguished from one another.
Finger puppets encourage imaginative play and helps develop language skills while providing an opportunity to participate in turn-taking conversations. Strive for 5 back-and-forth interactions with your child.
Play-Doh assists in sensory development, play, fine motor skills and dexterity.
Bath books allow book accessibility for all occasions.
Color ink pads + paper encourage color identification and imaginative, tactile play.
Galveston Children’s Museum tickets offer a free trip to the museum filled with fun and entertaining interactive exhibits. Help your child unlock the “Power of Play”!
Wooden puzzles develop fine motor skills, problem solving and shape recognition, which all stimulate early literacy skills.
Bubble wands assist with large motor & fine motor skills, visual tracking and hand-eye coordination.
Mini magnetic drawing boards promote early writing skills; all marks have meaning. The scribbles your child makes are the precursor to writing. The alphabet is a series of shapes and learning to draw shapes will eventually lead to writing.
Certificates of Completion provide a sense of accomplishment and a job well done and Gift cards to a local business for the grown-up readers because we recognize that the adult does most of the heavy lifting for this program and we want to reward your hard work while supporting local businesses.