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Why read 1,000 Books?

A parent is a child’s first teacher and as such, parents can help children acquire pre-literacy skills before they enter kindergarten.  The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. 

Why is it important to read to your child?

Research suggests that reading to your child is the best way to help your child get ready to read.  When you read to your child, you are helping them to increase vocabulary and knowledge. Children who are read to will develop early literacy skills that will help them become better readers once they begin school.  Children who start kindergarten ready to read have an advantage and will have greater success in their school years.

How does it work?

Fill out our online registration form 

Once you’ve filled out the online registration form you’ll see a confirmation message which includes a link to ALL log forms you’ll need to log 1,000

Log all the books you read, even if you read the same book again and again. Books read virtually count too!

If you have already signed up but need more log sheets, visit us at Kidspace or download the original reading log here.

Any child under five (not yet enrolled in Kindergarten) can participate in this program.

How long does it take to reach 1,000 books?

• 1 book per day x 3 years = 1,095 books
• 10 books per week x 2 years = 1,040 books
• 3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books

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