What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program that encourages families to read together at home. Research has shown that reading aloud to your child can help build their language and literacy skills, as well as prepare them for school.
The goal is to have your child read or listen to 1000 books before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and program duration will depend on how often you read together.
If you read one book a day for a year, you will have read 365 books.
If you read three books a day for a year, you will have read 1095 books.
Don’t know what to start reading? Check out this reading list of 125 books. Click on the image above.
Read & Make
Check out our Read & Make activities that incorporate crafts with some of your favorite picture book titles. Click on the images below for instructions.