With the help of Debbie Watts, Superintendent of Jenkins Independent School District, children attending the Burdine preschool classes taught by Lavern Bentley and Sarah Campbell are now registered for the Imagination Library literacy program. Students are already receiving books through the program.
Children from birth up to five years of age who register for the Imagination Library program receive a free book each month mailed to their home. Having books available in the home encourages children to develop reading skills and reinforces what they are learning in preschool.
Reading at the preschool level focuses on understanding the words conveyed in a story and identifying characters in familiar stories to help preschoolers get ready for kindergarten. It also encourages children to tell their own version of stories with which they are familiar or to create their own stories.
The Imagination Library has 171 children registered in the communities of Jenkins, McRoberts, Burdine and Neon. Children living in the community of Jackhorn are now eligible to register for the program. For registration information, contact Margaret Hammonds at 633-8200 or Barbara Ison at 634-2106.