1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a FREE reading program for preschool age and younger kids sponsored by the Wichita Public Library.
This program challenges parents to read to their kids starting at an early age with a goal -as the name suggests- of reading 1000 books before they start kindergarten.
If your kid isn’t a newborn any more, don’t worry, you can still reach your goal. If you read 3 books each night, you’ll be able to read 1000 books IN LESS THAN A YEAR!
To help get you motivated, the Wichita Public Library is offering incentive prizes for hitting different reading milestones.
Read the first 100 books and win a book bag! Go back to the Library after completing 300, 500, 700, and 1000 books to win more fun prizes. Each time you return with a complete reading sheet, your child will be given a sticker to add to the library’s progress chart.
To Get Started:
Pick up a free 1000 Books folder at any one of the eight Wichita Public Library locations. Inside you will find a tracking sheet that your child will have fun coloring each time a book is read!
You can also print and download a tracking sheet online.
This is a nationwide program. For a list of other participating cities, go HERE to find a program near you.
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