Early Exposure To Books Is Critical For Development

Children begin to develop literacy skills at the same time as language skills: in early infancy.

Handling books, hearing stories, enjoying time with books is vital to the development of children’s literacy.

Families need books in the home to provide their children with this opportunity.

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BOOKS IN THE HANDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
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VOLUNTEERS HOURS SORTING AND PACKAGING BOOKS
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BABIES AND TODDLERS MONTHLY TAKING BOOKS HOME
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AGENCIES DISTRIBUTING BOOKS TO FAMILIES

Why 1000×5?

Reading to babies daily is the single most important variable in literacy development. And literacy is the single most important variable in economic and social success. Many South Island families own few books.

1000X5 is helping hundreds of children to become a member of the “literacy club.

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