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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: New Book Lists!

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May 21, 2020

Check out these revamped book lists for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

"25 Books Your Child Will Love" features favorites that will entertain and delight your child. They also come highly recommended from MCPL youth staff and libraries everywhere. There are also book lists that focus on specific, important concepts like ABCs, numbers, shapes, opposites and colors. Any of these books will keep your child engaged, learning and building pre-reading skills. 

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books to their child before the child enters kindergarten. Studies show that children who hear 1,000 books or more are more ready to read than children who don't hear 1,000 books. Being read to develops the fundamental early literacy skills needed to begin to read. ​1,000 books may sound like a large number, but if you read one book a day, you could finish in less than three years. Ten books a week? Less than two years. Reading should be fun and enjoyable for both you and your child.

Have fun with these recommended book lists from MCPL!


25 BOOKS WE THINK YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE!

ABCS

NUMBERS

SHAPES

OPPOSITES

COLORS


Reading Recommendations Children Early Literacy

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