(Rockford, Ill. - 04/17/2014) – This month, over 3,800 pre-k students will receive Froggy Builds a Tree House as part of April's book title for Success By 6® Page Turner Reading Program. The book, sponsored by Riverside Community Bank, is part of United Way's school readiness initiative that helps children birth to age 6 learn, grow, and enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

When Froggy and his pals decide to build a tree house, their plans don't include inviting Frogilina to hang out there for pizza parties. But things don't go as planned for the lovable but trouble-prone Froggy, and in the end, it's Frogilina who saves the day and the pizza. In Froggy Builds a Tree House, author Jonathon London takes a humorous and honest look at independence and sibling rivalry.

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 tips on ways to engage their young child in learning at home. Teachers also incorporate activities developed around each book title into their classroom curriculum. 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.

Riverside Bank joins a growing number of community sponsors supporting United Way's school readiness initiative such as Rockford United Labor and school sponsors Alpine Bank, John Morrissey Accountants, Inc., Northwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council, Savant Capital Management and UTC Aerospace Systems.

For more information on United Way's Success By 6® Page Turner Reading Program or its work in school readiness, contact Linda Sandquist by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 815-968-5400.