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Supporting Children's Literacy in SC

Best Books When You’re Almost 5

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a new, age-appropriate books to a child every month until their 5th birthday.  For children born in 2012, but haven’t yet turned 5, they can expect to receive some of these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, containing the following age-appropriate characteristics: School preparation and readiness Use rebus (pictures…
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Best Books for 4-Year-Olds

Your 4-year-old’s language skills are expanding so quickly! In addition to speaking more complex sentences, they are beginning to associate specific letters with sounds.  To nuture their love of reading, these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain the following age-appropriate characteristics: School preparation and readiness Use rebus (pictures used for words) Science – non-fiction Folk…
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Best Books for 3-Year-Olds

Your 3-year-old’s little brain is amazing! They can now listen to and understand conversations, stories, songs and poems.  They even understand that the letters in books are telling readers what to say!  The Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain the following age-appropriate characteristics to foster your 3-year-old’s language skills and imagination: More…
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Best Books for 2-Year-Olds

By now, your 2-year-old can sing the ABCs and even pretends to read. Laying the foundation for reading and writing, these Blue Ribbon books have been hand-selected by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library literacy experts for containing characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including: Wordless books – build your own story (reader and child) Values and character Issues…
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Best Books for 1-Year-Olds

Your 1-year-old may not be able to read just yet, but their brain is rapidly developing.  To help your child develop the literacy and language skills needed to be successful later in life, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Blue Ribbon books contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including: Repetition and predictability – generate language Motor skills…
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Best Books for Infants

At birth, an infant’s brain is developing rapidly and the experiences we provide encourage brain connections that increase lifelong literacy and language skills.  To develop these skills in infants, Blue Ribbon books selected by the literacy experts at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including: Vision – bright, big, colorful Touch…
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56,934 books and counting!

With our final 2016 book mailing in December, we have sent 56,934 books to children throughout South Carolina. If we lined the books up end to end, the line would be almost 10 miles long!

54,360 mailed to SC children!

With November’s books in mailboxes, My First Books SC has sent more 54,360 free books to children under the age of 5 in South Carolina.

I Love My Mommy Because…

In “I Love My Mommy Because” by Laurel Porter Gaylord, your infant can relate to the ways animal mommies care for their babies.  Each adorable animal mommy and baby illustration shows all of the wonderful things mommies do every day. Reading “I Love My Mommy Because,” which will be mailed in November to infants in Group 1 (born…
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A, B, C easy as 1, 2, 3

“ABC Look At Me,” a fun, interactive book by Roberta Intrater, will be sent to Group 2 children (born in 2015) in the month of November.  Your child will love the bold colors of the letters and the smiling faces featured throughout.  This “lift and learn” book contains over 40 flaps your child can lift to…
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