Sep 1, 2014

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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WHAT: The Indian Trails Library District (Illinois) wants parents to read more to their little ones. A new program called the "1K Book Club" aims to have children hear 1,000 stories by the time they reach kindergarten. The program includes things like book lists, log books to track progress, and prizes for reaching certain milestones.

SO WHAT: The 1,000 number comes from Mem Fox's book Reading Magic (2001), in which Fox claims that children should hear that many stories before they learn to read. I'm not sure how one could back up a number like that, but the goal of encouraging lots of reading by parents is undeniably a good thing.


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