“Daily reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers is the best way to establish a habit that will benefit them for a lifetime,” according to Abby Brown, IndyPL’s Early Literacy Specialist. “Whereas 1,000 books may sound daunting, if a parent reads one book a night to a child for three years, they will have read 1,095 books!”
You can do it and we can help! How to participate in 1,000 Books by Kindergarten:
- Register at any IndyPL location.
- Take home a tracking sheet to log your first 100 books.
- Books can be from home or the Library and can be read repeatedly. If you read The Cat in the Hat 5 times, that counts for 5 books.
- After completing the first tracking sheet, return it to the Library to receive a progress sticker and an additional tracking sheet for another 100 books.
- Prizes will be awarded for levels of 100, 500 and 1,000 books read.
Here are some more ways to read and enjoy stories (eBooks & read aloud videos) from home. Snuggle up with a child and a computer or iPad!
More FREE Online Reading:
- Storytime Online – 100 Free Video Read Alouds
- 500+ eBook & Video Read Alouds for Kids with an iPad
- Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids
For more information about IndyPL’s early learning programs, call 317-275-4099 or visit indypl.org.