Mayor, library introduce kindergarten reading challenge program

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 11:14 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A new library program is challenging parents to read at least 1000 books to their children before they enter kindergarten.

The Louisville Free Public Library launched the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” challenge after finding that just 35 percent of incoming JCPS kindergarten students were prepared for school.

The library says you can foster skills like listening and paying attention that leads to later success in the classroom by simply reading aloud to your children.

Mayor Greg Fischer says it’s one of the most important things a parent can do.

To sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” challenge, click here for information.

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