Raise a Super Reader
What is The Super Reader Program?
The Super Reader program is designed for children between the ages of pre-school and third grade. Through research conducted in the report, Becoming a Nation of Readers: A Report by The Commission of Reading, we understand that the best way to prepare a child for success in reading is to read to them. The Super Reader program is designed to encourage parents to read aloud to their children.
Why Should I Raise a Super Reader?
The Super Reader program is intended to ensure children go to school prepared to learn. The program is based on early childhood research that embraces the idea that parents are a child’s first teacher. The program encourages children to reach milestones in child development in the following areas:
- cognition and general knowledge
- social and emotional development
- approaches to learning
- language and literacy skills
The annual goal of the Super Reader program is for parents and children to read 350 books a year. The program's overall goal is to have the child read 1,000 books between kindergarten and third grade.
This may mean:
- 1,000 cuddles before going to sleep
- 1,000 good memories around books
- 1,000 smiles or giggles
1,000 agains as you may read the same books over and over again and count it each time!
How It Works
Parents can sign up their children for the online Super Reader program by registering online using Beanstack. Participants are encouraged to keep track of all the books they have read to their children through Beanstack. However, the program follows an honor system for those parents who may not have complete access to the website or its app.
Participants will earn electronic badges ("e-badge") depending on the number of books read. They are as follows:
- 1 Book Read
- 10 Books Read
- 25 Books Read
- 50 Books Read
- 75 Books Read
- 100 Books Read
Once a child earns an e-badge, he or she is eligible for a prize. The goal is to have participants read as many as 350 Books in a year. Prizes for this program are distributed through the Roswell Public Library.
The Roswell Public Library will hand out prizes monthly to winners of the Super Reader program. Prizes are age-appropriate, educational tools that encourage playful learning and inquiry.
Participants in the Super Reader program are eligible for their first drawing after reading their first 25 books. Afterward, participants are eligible for prizes in increments of 25 books, and later 50 books.