The kits can be used by parents, teachers and caregivers to teach beginning concept skills, including the alphabet, phonics, colors and numbers. Each theme-based kit contains a collection of children’s materials consisting of approximately five books, one music CD with songs that reinforce concepts, two puppets or educational toys (such as a puzzle), and one teacher resource book that includes directions and additional activities.There 14 different kits that have themes such as ABC’s, trains, get moving, under the sea, big and little, family, woodland critters, opposites, bedtime and music.
These kits may be checked out at the Burleson Public Library for 3 weeks. Read It Again kits are only available to Burleson Library cardholders, and the kits must be returned in person during library hours. To request a kit, search for “Read It Again Kit” in the library’s online catalog.
Burleson is a partner in the project that was coordinated by the Arlington Public Library and includes libraries in Alvarado, Benbrook, Cedar Hill, Crowley, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Kennedale, Lancaster, and Mansfield. Approximately 150 Read It Again kits were distributed among the partner libraries so they could have them available for check out within their communities. The libraries will rotate kits periodically to keep themes and concepts fresh.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.