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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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!

About the Program:

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.

  • Sign-Up and check out books at the Scottsdale Public Library.
  • Get a tracking form and start coloring in one space for every book read or ‘Early Learning Moment’ shared.
  • Bring the log to the Scottsdale Public Library to track your books/moments and see if your child qualifies for an incentive. (Incentive levels – 100, 300, 600, 1000 cacti)


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