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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

It is a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with your child is the single most important activity to prepare your child to learn to read. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten can help your child to:

  • Love books and reading
  • Enjoy the library (their brains’ playground!)
  • Learn new words
  • Be motivated and curious

This free program reinforces the fact that parents are their child’s first and best teachers. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten helps parents give their children a solid learning foundation.

Join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten to help your preschooler get ready to read!

How to participate

  • Read with your child. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding. Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for the both of you.
  • Download reading log sheets to track your progress, or create a journal to make your own log!
  • If you are able to, make sure to keep a record of "any" book that is being read to your child. This includes teachers and siblings.

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