Award-winning memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss his latest book, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic. Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, An Odyssey tells the story of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece.
This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters school – a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation – a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!
It’s easy to participate in the program – just follow the steps below!
There’s no rush – the program ends when your child finishes 1000 books or they enter Kindergarten, whichever comes first. 1000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read just three stories a day with your child, you will reach that goal in about a year! More importantly, you’ll have created and shared many special moments along the way.
Thank you to Hudson Preschool Parents, whose generous initial donation enabled us to launch the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!