1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Research shows that birth through age five is the most important time for children to develop their brains and attitudes towards reading and learning. Below are some fun ideas and information to help prepare children for school and encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Five Practices Your Child Needs to Get Ready to Read

Developmental Activities for Children (Birth to Age 5)

Eight Tips for Reading With Your Children (PDF)



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