What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, early literacy program that challenges families with young children to read 1000 books together before they start kindergarten. It is an independent, self-paced program designed to develop and encourage the development of a strong literacy foundation. By reading with your child every day or engaging in early learning moments, you can help put your child on a trajectory for success with reading. The program is free, but the rewards are priceless!
For every book you read (repeats count), your child can color in a cactus on the reading log. You can also count ‘Early Learning Moments’ like singing a song, doing a fingerplay, or writing with sidewalk chalk.