1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program to help jump start your child in reading and introduce them to a lifetime of love for books. A few quick answers to some questions you may have about the program:
Who can sign-up? The program is open to any child who has not yet begun kindergarten.
How does it work? Register:Stop by the Prairie du Chien library to register and pick up your child’s information folder. Track your reading: Every time you read a book with your child, mark off a shape on your reading log. Show us your log: Turn in your completed reading log to the Prairie du Chien Library and pick up the next log. For every 100 books that your child reads, they will get to place a special sticker with their name on the "Wall of Fame" at the library. Keep going: Keep tracking your reading until you reach 1,000 books. When you turn in your final reading log your child will receive a free book to keep!
What books count? All books read aloud to your child count, including:
Books they have read before (repetition is good!)
Books read at library storytimes
Books read at daycare or preschool
Books read by an older sibling
Books from the library, from home, from the doctor’s waiting room, etc.
1,000 books? Is that really possible? Absolutely! If you read one book every day for three years then you will have read 1,095 books. Three books a day for one year is also 1,095 books. If you begin when your child is an infant and read just four books a week you will have read 1,040 books by the time your child enters kindergarten. Whether you start when your child is an infant or when your child is four, you can do this!
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