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Welcome to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  Reading to your child every day helps build their literacy skills and helps them prepare for school. Your child’s first and best teacher is you! By reading just three books a day you can read 1000 books to your child in one year. And, yes, reading the same book multiple times is fine (even encouraged!).

Early literacy is everything that children know about reading and writing before they can read and write. Recognizing print, letters and numbers, rhyming, vocabulary, narrative skills, and the motivation to read are literacy skills that children can start learning from birth.

Register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Download printable tracking sheets

Here are some tips to help you build early literacy with your child.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten starter guide

Nursery Rhymes to try with your child


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