1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

“Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success.  Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.” (Taken from the 1,000 Books website)

Prepare your child for a lifetime of learning by participating in this free year-round early literacy program! Upon signing your child up, you will receive logging sheets, and your child can add a submarine to our 1,000 Books Deep Dive visual. You can also keep track of your progress on Beanstack just like our summer reading challenges. Your child will receive a small prize for every hundred books read to them, and when they finish 1,000 they receive a free book to keep! Book binding for paper logs is available after completing the program.  For ages 0-5.