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Loving 1000 Books Before School

Monday, February 13, 2017

Voracious reader Lydia Martin is already 100 books into her 1000 Books Before School challenge and shows no sign of slowing down.

The 18 month old loves reading and is one of 62 Bayside children already enrolled in the program.

1000 Books Before School encourages parents to read with preschool children and record each book in a special reading record.

Milestones such as 100, 250 and 500 books are recognised with a special prize or promotional item.

Bayside Mayor Cr Alex del Porto praised the program which is being run by Bayside Library Services in support of the State Library of Victoria.

"1,000 Books Before School is a fantastic program encouraging reading from a very early age.

We are very happy to be part of the program through our Bayside Libraries which are full of wonderful books to foster a love of reading in young children."

Reading together is the best way to encourage a love of books in children.

Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that prepares them for reading at school.

Find out more about how to enrol in 1000 Books Before School.

Lydia Martin reading with mum Sarah. Lydia a voracious reader and at 18 months old, is already 100 books into 1000 Books Before School.