What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: Kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read long before they enter school. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.
- Come into the library or sign up yourself using ReadSquared. If you’d like to track with a paper log, please pick one up at the library.
- Every time you read 100 books, you will earn a digital badge in ReadSquared. If you’re tracking on paper, bring your log to the library to get a sticker!
- Send a photo of your child to email@example.com if you’d like your child to be a part of the 1000 Books display in the Children’s Room.
- Keep reading!
It’s okay if you read the same book 100 times! Rereading old favorites helps brains grow. Reading a book your child already knows strengthens connections in the brain, ensuring those connections stay put as your child continues to learn new things.