Berthoud Kids Read! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program for children from birth to 5 years. Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood. The brain develops more rapidly during the first three years of a child’s life than at any other time during the lifespan. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most important, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
Here’s how to get started!
1. Get a reading log; the first one is attached here
2. Cross of a book icon for every book read to your child
3. When all the book icons have been crossed off, return the reading log to BCLD for a new log!
4. Keep reading!