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. 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).
The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. Most of all be creative! When your child reaches a milestone, we have a reward system built into place. Every 200 books is a reward sticker earned then at 1000 books your child recieves a bag packed with goodies!
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? Sign up at the library!
Milestones: Every 200 books get your picture taken and receive a sticker. When you reach 1000 you will receive a cool bag with prizes.