Reading with your child creates an opportunity to bond. It's also fun and something that can help your child develop a lifelong love for reading! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program created to help create this opportunity and better prepare your child for their start in school. All you have to do is read to your newborn, infant, or toddler (some parents are starting even before that!). The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Repeats are ok! It's the act of reading, not the story itself, that is important. Sounds impossible? Just read one book before bed each night and you will reach 1,095 in three years! Well before your little one goes off to school.
Interested in starting this self-paced reading program with your child? Visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten's website for printable logs and other resources. There's even an app to allow you to keep track of multiple children from your iPhone! The site also offers articles on early literacy to help you on your way.