I learned about this prchool reading program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten from a friend who lived in another state. Her library had a program in place to track and provide incentives for children to read 1000 books before entering Kindergarten. Our local library had not yet started a program so my son (who was an infant at the time) and I logged the books we read with the phone app. The phone app. can be downloaded and used on your smart phone. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1000-books-before-kindergarten/id779280401.
Program Mission for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The 1000 Books Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes.
The objectives of this organization are:
- to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
- to encourage parent and child bonding through reading
Certificate: After each milestone, 100, 200, 300 etc. books read, I printed from the website a certificate showing how many books had been read. The website provides certificates that can be printed out if you want to follow along at home. Click the link here to find the printable certificates https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/1000-books-before-kindergarten-program/
This program is perfect for homeschooled preschoolers, as a summer reading incentive program and preschools can adopt this program as well!