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Cradle to Career
iREAD Sonoma County

Reading to a child in your life is one of the most important things you can do to help them enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed in school.

As a parent or family member you can:

READ TO YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY. Just fifteen minutes a day makes a huge difference in your child’s language development, and helps them be ready to learn in school.

READ FROM DAY ONE. The first eight months of a baby’s life is a peak period for language development.

READ IN ANY LANGUAGE--Or use the book to tell a story in your home language.

READ EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, from street signs to cereal boxes.

NARRATE YOUR DAY: Talk with your child while you’re doing activities together.

• ANYONE CAN READ TO CHILDREN: Older siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents.

iREAD Sonoma County

As Service Providers - YOU CAN:

Put a basket of free books in front of the posters

Have library card applications near the posters

Bring the Sonoma County Free Bookmobile to your location

Create a free little library in front of your home or business

Provide families of 3-5 year olds with a United Way School Readiness
Backpack, contact United Way of the Wine Country 707-528-4485 x141 or Andrew Leonard at

If you’re a health care provider who sees children at well-child visits, you can participate in Reach out and Read

Want to Lean More? READ this INFO:
490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 101, Santa Rosa, CA 95401!iread/c1k8k



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