The Library offers a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, encouraging all Wixom families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary. There will be prizes for kids when they read 100, 500, 800 and 1000 books. They can also receive a special sticker for every 100 books read. Just register your child on our Beanstack site and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will appear as a program as soon as you sign in! You can register and track your child’s reading here.
To encourage kids to continue reading while in school and boost their literacy and reading level so that no students are held back. This program is similiar to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten but for older kids (in grades K-3). It is also an answer to the new Read by Grade Three Law. Prize 1 (50 hours): Pick from the Prize Box Prize 2 (100 hours): Pick from the Prize Box Prize 3 (150 hours): Pick from the Prize Box Prize 4 (200 hours): Coming Soon Register online at https://wixomlibrary.beanstack.org or through the Beanstack Tracker app.
Discover our favorite books, matched to your child’s interests as well as other tools to help build literacy. We’ll send you a weekly book recommendation for each child, tailored to their reading interests. The recommendations also include interactive activities and learning tips related to the recommended title. App recommendations, themed reading lists, and more are also available. Create an account with your Wixom library card at wixomlibrary.beanstack.org today! You can create profiles for each child under one main account.
Help your children develop their early literacy skills through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with TALK. TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, sends two text messages each week suggesting activities that parents and caregivers can easily incorporate into daily routines with their children. The text messages contain activities to build pre-reading skills in children so that they will be ready for Kindergarten. TALK is available to parents and caregivers in Michigan with children ages 5 and under for free. Just text TALK to 75547 or visit www.texttolearn.com.The more caregivers talk, listen, and interact with young children, the easier it is for children to read and write when they start kindergarten.