The first is that I would like to share with you a program that Charles Beatley has rolled out called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This program sounds exactly as it is titled: to read 1,000 books to a child before s/he begins kindergarten. But there are two important distinctions: 1) Re-reads count, and 2) Story times (like a special magical creature one coming up on May 19) count.
Reading a storybook to a child takes under 5 minutes (un-interrupted, that is!) per book. Reading Centipede Dragon takes about 3.5 minutes. So the math to 1,000 books can add up quickly, time-wise.
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and, if you’re in the neighborhood on May 19, you can start your kid’s journey in the program with Centipede Dragon A Benevolent Creature versus the Rascally ReptilLion.
Why? How? This leads nicely into the second exciting event: I will once again be presenting at Charles Beatley Central Library’s Story time in Alexandria, VA, on Saturday, May 19, at 11am! I will read book 2, Centipede Dragon A Benevolent Creature versus the Rascally ReptilLion, and maybe even bring back the Magical Scale Game, since I haven’t done that one in a good long while!
OK, let's get reading!