1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This early literacy program is designed for children from birth through the first day of Kindergarten. Reading with your child strengthens your bond and provides them with the skills they need to learn to read. Visit the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website to learn more about this national early literacy initiative.
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WHY 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN IS SO IMPORTANT?
Numerous studies have established that a child’s brain develops most rapidly during the first 1,000 days of life. A toddler’s brain creates up to two million new connections every second. Early experiences and interactions are a key factor in a child’s brain development. The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six. Early literacy skills have a lifelong impact on educational and occupational success. The most important predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood.
Finally, if you read just one book a day with your child, you’ll reach 1,000 books in less than three years!