1000 Stories Before Kindergarten

1000 Stories Before Kindergarten

Pick up your free reading log at any FVRL location.

Help your child learn the early literacy skills needed for success in school! 1000 Stories Before Kindergarten is a self-paced program for parents with young children. Each child receives a special FVRL reading log to track his or her reading progress throughout the first years of life. Children receive stickers and prizes as they advance. Every story you read with your child moves you one step closer to your goal of 1,000 stories!

Reading regularly with young children supports brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships. Your child builds language, literacy and social skills when you read aloud. Children who enter kindergarten with essential pre-reading skills have an advantage. They start school ready to read and have greater success throughout their school years.

How It Works

How Does 1000 Stories Before Kindergarten work? This program is easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register. Register your child at any Fraser Valley Regional Library location and take home your 1000 Stories reading log. Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the program.
  2. Track Your Reading. Each time you read a story with your child, fill in one of the images in the reading log. If your child wants to hear the same story more than once, fill in one image for each time you read that story.
  3. Show Us Your Reading Log. For every 50 stories you and your child read, bring in your reading log and your child will receive a sticker. You can log stories read at home, stories teachers read to children during preschool or daycare hours and even stories read at a library storytime. When you have read 500 stories, your child will receive a 1000 Stories button. Read 1,000 stories and your child will receive a special completion prize!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?
1,000 stories is a lot. Can we really do it?
Why 1,000 stories?
How long will the program take to complete?
Can I count stories I read to my child before I registered?
Is there a list of books that we are supposed to read?
My child likes to hear the same story over and over again. How do I count that?
Can I count books that are read to my child at storytime, daycare, or by other family members?
Do the stories have to be library books?
My child likes to listen to stories on the computer/iPad/eReader/etc. Can I count them?
My child doesn't always listen to the whole story. Can I still count it?
My child likes to move. He or she won't sit still for a book.
Do we have to come to the library after every 50 stories?
Do I have to write down favourite stories on each page?
I've finished my 1000 Stories reading log and my child has not yet started Kindergarten. Can I have another reading log?

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