Studies have shown that children who are read to improve their vocabulary, listening and language skills, and have increased attention spans. These are all essential tools when learning how to read. If you read three books a day to your child, in just one year you'll have read 1,095 books! Click here for more information on why 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten will benefit your child.
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Visit your local library to pick up a reading log. You can also print your reading log from this website or track your child's progress online.
Each time you read a book with your child, mark off the paw print on your child's reading log. Once you finish the first log, stop by the library to pick up your child's prize and the log for the next 250 books.
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Any and All Books Count!
Any books read to a child in any language count towards the 1,000 books goal.
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When your child finishes reading 1,000 books, submit a picture of them holding their certificate to email@example.com. We'll feature it here!
Is big brother or big sister reading books to your little one to help them reach 1,000 books? Older siblings are Superhero Readers! Send firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of the older sibling reading to your pre-kindergartener and we'll feature it here.