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For more information about Henderson County Schools Reading Programs Contact:
Henderson County Schools Reading Coordinator
Stephanie Smith
National Board Certified Teacher
READ 20 Minutes Every day!
Reading for 20 minutes a day exposes a person to 1.8 million words a year. Early exposure to language is the greatest factor in language development and listening to other people read aloud is an important part of learning to read. 
Read, Read, Read!  Students should read 20 minutes every day, outside of school.  Students can read independently, or aloud to an adult.  They should ask questions!  Have your child make predictions.  Talk about the characters.  Identify the main idea.  Retell the story.  Discuss the problem & solution.
Henderson County Public Library
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Babies Need Words

As part of our reading initiative, Henderson County Schools is participating in a campaign developed by the Association of Library Service to Children.  Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play is a public awareness campaign created to help bridge the Thirty Million Word Gap. Research shows by the time children from low-income families reach the age of four, they will have heard 30 million fewer words than their more advantaged peers.  This word gap influences a child’s ability to succeed in school and later in life.  

We are inviting anyone in the community who would like to partner with us to please contact Stephanie Smith at the Henderson County School board office.  We will provide the poster and brochures.

With this campaign, we can reach families of all backgrounds and offer ideas and support for raising children who are ready for kindergarten. 

 For more information click here
Imagination Library
In Henderson County, Kyndle is the primary supporter of the local Imagination Library program, which mails FREE age-appropriate books each month to nearly 900 local children ages newborn through five regardless of their families’ means. More than 800 children have already graduated from the Henderson County Imagination Library program, which was the first in Kentucky. Founded in 1996 by music legend Dolly Parton, the Imagination Library program is now offered in communities across the nation and is a demonstrated success story in improving early childhood literacy, a key determiner of later academic achievement.

To contribute to the Kyndle Education Foundation or the Imagination Library project contact Kyndle at
270-826-7505 or
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