1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

“Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.”

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Website

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.

Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

Getting Started:

 First, you will need to register your child.  This can be done in person at the library by filling out one of our registration forms, or online by filling out the form below.  After that, pick up a packet at the library with information and your first reading log.

Each time you and your child complete 100 books, there will be small prizes.  Make it all the way to 1,000, and you will receive a grand prize as well as a certificate of completion!  We’re eager to have you stop by.

Read 3 books a day to your child, in just one year you will have read 1,095 books!

Experts tell us that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves.

Mem Fox, Reading Magic

Using the app:

Did you know there’s an app for 1,000 Books? It is available for free and works on both Android and Apple.  You can use it as an alternative to recording your child’s progress on paper reading logs.

The app can be useful for keeping track of the progress of multiple readers. Unlike the paper forms, the app tracks which books are read. Also, multiple caregivers can access one record if needed, and add books from different devices.

Go to the app store and search for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” to download.

Reading Logs:

Forget to pick up the next reading log at the library? Want to work ahead? Download the reading logs here:

Books 1-100:

Books 101-200:

Books 201-300:

Books 301-400:

Books 401-500:

Books 501-600:

Books 601-700:

Books 701-800:

Books 801-900:

Books 901-1000:

 

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