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Reading with Dolly Parton

Registered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in Codington County?

Tell United Way about how many hours you believe you and your youth spent reading in the last month. It does not have to be an exact number nor a huge amount. Watertown Area United Way is so thankful to give the gift of reading to newborn youth all the way up to age 5 for FREE in Codington County! Any amount of time spent reading in the early years of childhood is so important for a youth's developmet of language and reading skills. Reading can build self-confidence and prepare them for school. Have fun reading and don't forget to tell others about the program!

Did you know that reading to or with your child for 10 minutes before bedtime can improve your youth's vocabulary and encourage their love for reading?

Reading for 10 minutes every night before bed could add an average 5 hours of reading time per month. This will benefit your child's development in both language and reading skills as they prepare for preschool and kindergarten. Visit Watertown Area United Way's YoyTube channel to watch Becky Sprouse ,Imagination Library Database Manager, read "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper. This will be the first book your child receives when registered for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Imagination Spotlight with Becky the Librarian! - YouTube

Register your child today at The Dolly Parton Imagination Library | Watertown Area United Way (watertownunitedway.org/dolly-parton-imagination-library)!

 

In the form below, tell United Way how many hours you spent reading with or to your youth in the last month.

Please include parent's first name and last name.
Please include youth's first name and last name.
Give a rough estimate of how many hours you think your youth spent reading last month. It does not have to be exact or a lot. Any time spent reading is beneficial to youth in their early years and beyond. Every hour counts even when flipping through picture books!
Tell us about a fun memory of you and youth youth reading or about why you appreciate the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
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