[A]s a single dad, I got it right the second time and married up the food chain. I married an elementary school teacher, SuperParentMom, who is a wonderful educator for our kids.
In less than three weeks, our youngest son, Daniel, will start Kindergarten. As educated parents, we absolutely support the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten movement. Check out the site or your local library. Our library, gives away reading logs with prizes for each 100 books you read to your kids. It free and its a great aid in reading to your children.
Taking Reading to the Next Level
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the concept that reading starts a home. Early reading is the an important life skill and kids who learn to read at home start Kindergarten with a huge advantage.
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The simplest way to achieve this goal is to start reading daily to your children. If you read one book to your toddler every day for three years, you will read over 1000 books before Kindergarten. A book a day takes less than five minutes.
As an example, and to demonstrate the benefits of this concept, our youngest son Daniel, finished his 1000 books in less than three months. The results… He now an independent reader going into Kindergarten.
Parents take advantage of early reading. Read to your kids. To help you get started, I have listed some of our favorite books by age. Check them out at the library or buy them online!
Taking Reading to the Next Level – Under One Samples
Taking Reading to the Next Level – Age 1 – 2 Samples
Taking Reading to the Next Level – Age 2 – 3 Samples
Taking Reading to the Next Level – Age 3 – 4 Samples
Taking Reading to the Next Level – Age 4 – 5 Samples
What are some of your favorite books to read to your children?
Images of Daniel Campos taken at the Bedford Public Library.