1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
About the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters kindergarten, a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!
Participation is easy:
- Register at the library and receive a book bag and folder.
- Read to your child.
- Record the books you read on your paper reading log or with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app.
- Return to the library every 100 books to receive small prizes and the next paper reading log.
- After 500 and 1,000 books your child’s picture will be added to the Wall of Fame! In addition, kids who finish the program will be invited to ride on the library’s float in the upcoming Cowchip Parade with their caregiver(s) as honored guests!
This club has no end date except when your child begins 5K. Enjoy the experience!
About the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App is now live in the app store, available for both Apple and Android products. The app is a convenient way for you to track your children’s reading progress throughout the program. Synced with Google books, it is now easier than ever to search and add books to your child’s collection.
Started the program on paper? Never fear! Stop by your library and one of the friendly librarians will be happy to help catch the app up. To learn more about the 1000 Books before Kindergarten, email Brittany at Brittany@saukcitylibrary.org.
Get the app today by clicking on the images below which will take you directly to the correct Google Play or App Store page.