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1,000 Books before Kindergarten

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This popular early literacy program aims at encouraging parents to read one-thousand books to their child before they enter kindergarten. While we are offering an incentive to the first families to sign-up, the real prize is an appreciation for books and reading.

Read to your child every day

From magazine and newspaper articles to books in preschool or library story time, all reading counts. Duplicate books count too.

Track what you read

While all 1,000 Books before Kindergarten materials are freely available from the 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org website, tracking 1,000 books is easier through our Beanstack applicaiton.

Celebrate landmarks

Every 100 books, parents are encouraged to post a photo of their child on social media with the hashtag #1000BooksB4K.

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