November School Readiness Book Title: Off to Bed, Little Monster!
- Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:01
(Rockford, Ill. - 11/20/2014) – This month, over 4,000 pre-k students will receive Off to Bed, Little Monster!/¡A la cama, monstruito! as part of November's book title for Success By 6® Page Turner Reading Program. The book is part of United Way's school readiness focus that helps children birth to age 6 learn, grow, and enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
It's time for bed in Off to Bed, Little Monster!/¡A la cama, monstruito!, but first little monster must give his mom a kiss, brush his teeth, and use the potty. If he doesn't hurry up, there won't be time for Dad to read him a bedtime story. Originally written by Mario Ramos in French, young children will be entertained by little monster's interaction with his dad, as they relate them to their own bedtime routine.
Each month during the school year, pre-k children receive their very own age-appropriate book selected by early childhood specialists. Children begin to build their personal libraries and parents receive activities on each book to engage their young child in learning at home. Teachers also incorporate curriculum developed around each book title into their classroom. Books and materials are provided for English- and Spanish-speaking families.
The Page Turner Reading Program, in partnership with City of Rockford Head Start, The Diocese of Rockford, Harlem School District #122, Kreative K, Montessori and Rockford Public Schools District #205, assists pre-school teachers in developing pre-literacy skills essential for kindergarten readiness. Since the majority of brain development occurs between birth and age five, quality early learning and care programs have a profound impact on lifelong success and support cognitive, social and emotional development.
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