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      Building a Better Reader

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      Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

      • Preparing your child for Kindergarten

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        Ferst Readers

        A child’s path to a brighter future is paved with books. Children, from birth to five, enrolled in the Ferst Readers program receive a FREE quality book every month mailed to them at home. If you live in Butts County, you can register a child by visiting the website, www.ferstreaders.org, or by calling 888-565-0177. Be sure to register every child under five in your family. Each book is specially chosen for your child’s age and level of development- and because it’s FUN to read.

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        Bright by Text
        Receive free text messages with easy practical tips and activities for children from birth to age eight.

        Bright by Text content is provided by trusted partners like PBS and Sesame Street , and customized by your child's birthdate and your zip code so it's just what you need, when you need it most.
        Bright by Text will never share your information or try to sell you anything. And they'll never charge you for any of the valuable resources they provide.

        Simply text BRIGHT to 274448.

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        1000 Books Before Kindergarten
        The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1000 books (yes you can repeat book) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you will have read abut 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in to years and 1095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).