Reading to your baby early is not about their understanding what is being read to them, but about the experience.
Parents who read aloud to their young child enhance the parent-child relationship, prepare their child to learn language, and build early literacy skills.
Great Beginnings Early Education Center Library and Parents as Teachers launched an initiative with the goal of providing a gift of a board book (Read to Me by Judi Moreillon) to each family under the umbrella of Great Beginnings services* to celebrate the birth or adoption of a new baby.
The program launched in January 2021.
We are excited to expand our program and include any family within the Lee's Summit R-7 School District boundary that have a baby six months or younger. Let us know about your new baby by submitting the form below. Requests must be made before the baby is six months old.
*Parents as Teachers, Head Start, Early Head Start, and those enrolled in Great Beginnings preschool - both the Legacy location as well as satellite sites.
Free 'Read to Me' Book
If you are a family residing in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District boundaries who has welcomed a new (6 months or younger) baby into their lives through birth or adoption, please complete a Read to Me form so that we can welcome your new addition with a free book.
Requests must be made before the baby is six months old.