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Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
• Register online at ahml.info/1000books or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes.
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten.
• Find more details at ahml.info/1000books.
Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!
- Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
- We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
- You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
- Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
- To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives struggles, challenges, joys, and tragedy as recent immigrants to the United States. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the sacrifices and challenges immigrants face along this journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com
Sunday, August 2, Noon - 4:30 p.m.: $3 a bag on Sunday in the Hendrickson Room. Children's sale ends at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.