1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Grades: ages 0-5
Materials: Free downloads (see Resources)
What It Is: This initiative encourages parents to read aloud to young children. It's a popular library program but can be applied anywhere. Team up with your local librarian and childcare centers.
Why It Works: It takes only one book a day for three years to reach the 1,000 book goal! This program helps parents see the difference reading makes and breaks it down to small, manageable steps.