What's it all about?
Welcome to 1,000 Books by Kindergarten. It's great that you want to explore how best to help your child get ready to read. 1,000 sounds like a big number, but think about it--if you read even just one book a day to your child for three years, you would have read over 1,000 books! Helping your child develop pre-reading skills is the first step to becoming a successful reader. Your goal over the pre-school years should be to help your child acquire language and the meaning of the words they use. A great tool for this is reading together. Use our web app to help you keep track of the books you've read to your child and/or as a source for age-appropriate books recommended by our Children's Librarians.