1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

I have read that the best way to teach children early literacy skills, is to read to them.  Research shows that reading a child 1,000 books from birth to age 5 is the best way to prepare them for kindergarten.

I am going to read my son 1,000 books before kindergarten.  I have a goal to read him 3 books a day for a year that will be 1,095 books (in the case of 2012 it will be 1,098 books since this is leap year).  I hope to read him 1,000 books before the end of October.

Follow along as I keep track of our reading progress.  I will write a list of our favorite books that you can check out at the library.  Some book we have read and enjoyed so far are:

Froggy Gets Dressed; Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? ; I Love You Through and Through; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Little House; Baby Talk; From Head to Toe; Good Night Gorilla; Sleepy Baby; and Where is Baby’s Belly Button?

Goal 1,000 books94 books read so far = 906 books left to read.

94 books and counting!!!!


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