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Summer Reading Program and June Raffle

Please join your Great Destination’s family and help us launch the public library summer reading program. The public library will start a reading program on June 1st for children birth-18 called “A Universe of Stories.” The program involves your child or teen reading for points and at the end of the program prizes are available (a new book, Peter Piper Pizza coupon, Rubio’s coupon, and tickets). Visit www.library.peoriaaz.gov to sign your child up. In addition, the library has a full schedule of story times, as well as special activities on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Summer is a great time to take weekly trips to your local library. Check-out some books and enjoy reading! Most of your child’s favorite books are available as audio books, too. You can check-out audio books for that long summer road trip.
Why are we so excited about the summer reading program?
  • Much of a child’s learning capacity is established under 3 years old
  • Under 3 years old, a child’s brain grows up to 90% of their eventual adult size
  • Reading just 15-30 minutes aloud each day to your child starting at birth enhances a child’s learning capacity, language skills, and later reading success
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help children prepare for learning and reading
  • Studies show that parents who emphasize reading as entertainment and for enjoyment develop their children’s love for reading and positive attitude towards reading later in life
  • Sadly, studies show that the amount of television a child watches in one day is equivalent to the amount they read for fun in one week
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following:         
  • Children <2 years old have no TV or electronic time                                                                                   
  • Children >2 years old only 1-2 hours per day of TV or media time including computers, video games, iPad and iPhone time
About the Raffle
To encourage reading (and just for fun!) we would like to raffle off a gift card to Barnes and Noble at the end of the month!
You can enter the raffle by dropping a ticket at check out or you can post a picture of your child reading on our Facebook page! *1 entry per family
Have fun and read on!

-Your doctors at GDP
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