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1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Register – at the children's desk and take home your first reading log.
Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.
Show us Your Reading Logs – After milestones you can get stickers and bookmarks, marking your progress.
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 child starts kindergarten.
Does it sound hard?
Not really if you think about it.
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).
Make a record of what you are reading in a spiral notebook, online, or by whatever method you want. The journal itself will make a great keepsake item for your precious child. If you are able to, make sure to keep a record of “any” book that is being read to your child. This includes teachers and siblings.
Are you ready to get started?
You can download the iPhone App or Android App to keep track of your books or pick up the logs at the Clinton Public Library in the Children's Department.