There are many ways to help your child develop the skills they need to be a successful reader. We have some tools to help you get started:

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 

We invite you to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative to help your child gain the confidence necessary to become a strong reader. Start by reading to your newborn, infant, toddler and/or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your kiddo starts kindergarten. This fun and free program has no end date except your child’s going to school – so don’t feel rushed – just enjoy the experience!

Grow A Reader Early Literacy Kit bag filled with book, rattle & card game

“Grow A Reader” at SPL 

We believe in helping little ones develop the skills need to become successful readers. We want to welcome babies and their caregivers to the library by giving you the tools to get started on the path to reading success! Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up an Early Literacy Kit swag bag for all newborns up to 12 months old. Each kit includes items to reinforce the early literacy practices: playing, singing, reading, writing, and talking. Kits are available while supplies last; 1 kit per family.

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Staying on track with Teachables

Help your kids stay on track this summer with Scholastic Teachables! From printable lessons to games to sand activities, Teachables has everything your kids need to enjoy a productive summer.  This free resource for Sewickley Library cardholders has multi-grade worksheets, practice pages, and educational activities that focus on reading, writing, math, and more to keep kids learning while having fun.

Ways to Encourage Reading this Summer
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