1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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It doesn't matter if your child is three or three months -- it's never too early to start growing a reader! The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. 

How It Works:

  1. Register: Sign up online or download the Beanstack app and search for “Flower Mound Public Library.” All children who have not yet started kindergarten are eligible! If your child participated in the Summer Reading Challenge, you can use the Beanstack login you already have.
  2. Track Your Reading: Enter each book you read with your child into Beanstack. Every book counts! Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in storytime, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book. 
  3. 100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, come to the Youth Services Desk to receive a small reward for your child and add a petal to their flower on the 1,000 Books Reader Wall 
  4. 1,000 Books: You did it! Come to the Youth Services Desk to choose a prize for your child, add their last petal to the Reader Wall, and have their picture taken (optional). Look for their invitation to the next scheduled 1,000 Books party in your email!

"1000 Books Before Kindergarten" is used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation