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How Does It Work?

How Does It Work?

Find out how you and your family can participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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Why 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Studies show kids who start early have greater success later in life

Children are capable of learning pre-reading skills from almost the moment they’re born.
– earlylit.net

Children who hear a wide variety of words in the first three years are more likely to have higher IQs.
– ounceofprevention.org

Preschoolers with strong language skills have greater success in elementary and middle school.
– lincs.ed.gov

Learning the alphabet in preschool makes a child more likely to be a strong reader in high school.
– earlylit.net

Reading with your child early on builds a foundation for success later in life, not just in school.
– lumeinstitute.org

  • Children are capable of learning pre-reading skills from almost the moment they’re born.
  • Exposure to a broad vocabulary from birth to 3 yrs. promotes greater language development and higher IQ.
  • Strong early literacy skills from birth to preschool leads to greater success in K-4th grade….
  • Recognizing alphabet letters before kindergarten is a strong predictor of reading ability in high school.
  • The vast majority of children who have difficulty reading, learn to read fluently if they receive proper support early enough.

Our 1000 Books Team

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a joint project of the Arrowhead libraries.