Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

1000 books before KindergartenOne of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books each and every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation which is key to school success.  Plus, reading together is fun and a great way to bond and relax. Sign up at the Circulation Desk with Ms. Arlene every Monday (when Ms. Arlene is at the Library) or during Toddler Time or Story Times on Tuesdays or Thursdays when Ms. Lisa is available.

 

You will need to fill out a:

Photo Release Form (if you would like your family photo without names on Facebook)
Registration Form

Early Literacy Tips:
1. Have fun reading together.
2. Always have a positive reading experience.
3. Families who begin reading to their children before kindergarten help develop language skills, strengthen and cultivate an extensive vocabulary and improve attention spans and listening skills which are all important tools to develop before kindergarten.
4. By reading to your child, you can help your child learn six early literacy skills

  • Vocabulary/Language – Developing language and vocabulary
  • Print Motivation – Developing an interest in reading and the enjoyment of books
  • Print Awareness – Noticing letters; knowing how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.
  • Letter Knowledge – Knowing that letters have names and are different from each other, and that specific sounds go with specific letters.
  • Phonological Awareness – Ability to hear the sounds in words.
  • Narrative Skills – Ability to describe things and events and tell stories

Reading Milestones: If you read one book per day for an entire year.
By the end of year 1, you should be able to read: 365 books.
By the end of year 2, you should be able to reach a total of 720 books.
By the end of year 3, you should be able to reach a total of 1095 books.

Reading Milestones: If you read 200 books in a year:
By the end of year 1, you should be able to read: 200 books.
By the end of year 2, if you read 200 books, you could be up to 400 books read.
By the end of year 3, if you read 200 books, you could be up to 600 books read.
By the end of year 4, if you read 200 books, you could be up to 800 books read.
By the end of year 5, if you read 200 books, you could be up to 1000 books read.

The places you visit and characters you meet in books is so exciting. Enjoy!!

1. Directions:
It is very simple.  Please visit the Library on Mondays between 11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. to fill out a Registration Form and to pick up the first 100 book reading log. You may also print a two page log from home to begin your journey, but you will still need to register. Please read all of the directions below.

1 – 100 book log: Color in each turtle: page 1, page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
101 – 200 book log: Color in each elephant: page 1, page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
201 – 300 book log: Color in each whale: page 1, page 2 . When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
301 – 400 book log: Color in each owl: page 1, page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
401 – 500 book log: Color in each dog: page 1, page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
501 – 600 book log: Color in each monkey:  page 1, page 2, . When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
601 – 700 book log: Color in each bumble bee: page 1page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
701 – 800 book log: Color in each bear: page 1page 2 When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
801 – 900 book log: Color in each koala: page 1, page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page.
901 – 1000 book log. Color in each rabbit: page 1, page 2. When the log is complete, bring it to the Library for your prize. Complete a Photo Permission Form if you would like us to post a picture of your little one on our Facebook Page. Congratulations everyone. We knew you could do it!

2. Keep track of each book you read on your child’s personal log by coloring in an animal after you have read a book with your child.
3. Read any book, or read the same book as many times as you wish. Children tend to love the same book. Think about your favorite book and how many times you read it as a child.
4. Bring the completed log to the Library any Monday between 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. when Ms. Arlene is at the Library, or during Story Times or Toddler Times if you participate.
5. Print out and complete the information for a Photo Release Form so we may post your family picture on our Facebook page or pick one up at the Library.
6. Start reading today and begin the journey towards developing important pre-reading skills that will ultimately provide a solid foundation for your child.  Have fun reading and building strong family bonds together.