The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple: read a book, any book, to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before they start kindergarten. It doesn't matter if your child is three years or three months - there's no better time to start than now! See the instructions below to get started!
Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding, and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open a book, and get started. Children will receive a brag tag for every 100 books read, and once they have completed the full challenge, their name will be added to the 1000 Books Wall! Remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest.
Get Started in Beanstack
Register online in Beanstack to get started. Then, stop by pick up your starter kit, which includes a free reusable bag, information about the program, and a free book.
Step 1: Sign up each reader in Beanstack and register for the 1000 Books Challenge.