1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can prepare their little ones for future school and life success! Who can participate? Pre-school age children (0-5 years old) with their family/caregivers.
How Does the 1000 BBK Program Work?
Getting Started: Print a free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log or download the reading log app on your smartphone (see below) and start reading. Track Your Reading: Each time you read a book with your child, record it in your reading log or on the app Show Us Your Reading Log: Each time you and your child reach a reading milestone (see below) bring in your reading log and collect your reward
Printable Reading Logs1-100 Books 101-200 Books 201-300 Books 301-400 Books 401-500 Books 501-600 Books 601-700 Books 701-800 Books 801-900 Books 901-1000 BooksThe 1000 BBK App iPhone App available on iTunes Android App available on Google Play Reading Milestone Rewards
1000 Books Celebration Participants who reach the 1000 Books milestone by August 1st, 2016 will receive an invitation to our first annual 1000 Books Celebration. Check back for more information. Reading Lists & Other Resources
100 books = A 1000 BBK Book Bag, a 100 Books button, and your childs photo on the Milestone Wall of Fame 200 - 400 books = A new button and a new photo for the Wall of Fame 500 books = A 500 Books button, a new photo for the Wall of Fame, and a free book 600 - 900 books = A new button and a new photo for the Wall of Fame 1000 books = A 1000 Books button, a new photo for the Wall of Fame, a free book and an invitation to our 1000 Books annual celebration
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?Reaching the goal of 1000 books could take just a few months or a few years. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
How many of my kids can participate?All of them, provided they have not yet started kindergarten. Make it even more fun and read as a family!
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