Paris Public Library is kicking off 2017 with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program that encourages reading aloud to young children. It sets a goal of reading 1000 books before a child begins school and is open to families with children, birth to age 5, who have not started kindergarten. Read about how it works.
By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help increase vocabulary and prepare children to enter kindergarten with skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading — and it’s fun!