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1000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 Books Before Kindergarten<i class="fa-solid fa-book-open-reader"></i> Books Before Kindergarten encourages families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.<div class="ExternalClass5B7DFCF0CAC449F28A7D3E129A31D940"><h4><a href="" target="_blank">​1000 Books Before Kindergarten​</a> encourages families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.​<br></h4><p>Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen language skills and build vocabulary–two important tools when children begin learning to read in kindergarten.<br></p><article><div style="box-sizing:border-box;"><h2>How does it work?<br></h2><ol style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1.41176rem 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 34px;"><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p>Register at any <a href="/locations" target="_blank">Phoenix Public Library location</a> or sign up online.<br>Download the Beanstack Tracker App for easy tracking on your mobile device. <br></p></li><li><p>Add <a href="" target="_blank">1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Phoenix Public Library</a> in Beanstack.</p></li><li><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">When you reach 500 books, your child will receive a free book. When you complete 1000 books, your child will receive a free "I Read 1000 Books" t-shirt.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> ​​​​​</span>​<br></p></li></ol><h2>FAQs</h2><h4>Can we really read that many books before kindergarten?</h4><p>Yes! If you read just ​​​one book a day you can complete the program within three years.</p><h4>Can other people read to my child besides me?</h4><p>Stories read by parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. all count. You can also count books read at story times.</p><h4>But my child wants to read the same book over and over!</h4><p>That's okay! The good news is that repetition is important to learning and you may count that book multiple times. <br></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Can I read books inside the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Beanstack</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> app?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">There</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> are no books inside the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Beanstack</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> app, but grab your Phoenix Public Library card and </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">head on over to our </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span></a><a href="" target="_blank"><span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Tumblebooks</span></span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">collection of online </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">story books and read-</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">alongs</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">.</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> ​</span></a></p><p>Don't have a library card? <a href="/services/borrowing/ecard-registration">Sign up for an eCard now​</a>.<br></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Do I log into </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Beanstack</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> with my library account info?</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> ​</span></h4><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">You’ll need to create a </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Beanstack</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> accoun</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">t – signing up is​ super easy and you can add all your family members in a fla</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">sh. </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> ​<br><br></span></p></div></div></article></div>1000-books-before-kindergarten







1,2,3 Talk with Me1,2,3 Talk with Me47<div class="ExternalClassAB46ACAE68634D7D87A1DAE308A000E2"><p>​1,2,3 Talk with Me is a free 10-week program for caregivers of children birth to 32 months. The program is based on the LENA Start curriculum which teaches caregivers 14 Talking Tips to use in their daily routines.</p><p> <a href="/kids/programs/123-talk-with-me" aria-label="Learn more about 1,2,3 Talk with Me">Learn more.</a></p><p> <span lang="es">Para una clase en esp​añol (en persona), ¡<a href="" target="_blank" aria-label="regístrese aquí p​ara una clase en esp​añol">regístrese aquí</a>!</span></p></div>
All Children's ProgramsAll Children's Programs54<div class="ExternalClass3BC4C3C9172E4B799C287E9B4DB7BE8C"><p><a href="" target="_blank">​Browse the calendar for ALL upcoming children's programs</a>.<br></p></div>
BabyTime BabyTime 40<div class="ExternalClassAB0F61BE53694BF2A48332A7E4D0DCD5"><p>Your baby will learn pre-reading skills from you as you talk, sing, and play together with instructor-led activities.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank" aria-label="Search the calendar for upcoming Babytime programs​">Search the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.</p></div>
Family StorytimeFamily Storytime43<div class="ExternalClass27FE5D37AEEF40D392DE96AC2A547465"><p>Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun program​ that builds reading skills.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Search the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.</p>​<br></div>
Kindergarten BootcampKindergarten Bootcamp51<div class="ExternalClass8E5176A6E8FC48E3B5879F039EB1602D"><p>Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2024?​ ​If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! In Kindergarten Bootcamp, you and your child will learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success.</p><p> <a href="/kids/programs/kindergarten-bootcamp" target="_blank" aria-label="Learn more about Kindergarten Bootcamp">Learn more​</a>.</p></div>
Little BytesLittle Bytes50<div class="ExternalClassDB386FFF607445C39B798EC5A115D9E6"><p>​​Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding before they can write and spell? Learn basic problem-solving skills and new vocabulary for children as young as 4 to give them the building blocks to becoming an excellent coder. Join us online for guided activities as we teach your child the basis of code - problem solving!</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Search the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.​<br></p></div>
Music & Movement Music & Movement 41<div class="ExternalClass6E1635DD7EDA433FBFF9945AF50EE6F6"><div>​<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">storytime</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span><br><br><span data-ccp-props="{}"><a href="" target="_blank">Search the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.</span></div></div>
Pajama Family StorytimePajama Family Storytime44<div class="ExternalClassC490F4DB2274462B846F6590BFD296F4"><p>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Put on your PJs and play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> program that builds reading skills.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span><a href="" target="_blank">Search the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.​<br></p></div>
Parent EducationParent Education52<div class="ExternalClass13E86A523E694C93BAE0128FA7400A79"><p><a href="" target="_blank">​Browse the calendar for upcoming programs</a>.<br></p></div>
STEAMSTEAM53<div class="ExternalClassA3DAEBA2E28F461C8D5C60CD60C7AD5F"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Browse the calendar for upcoming programs</a>.​</p></div>
Sit, Stay, ReadSit, Stay, Read139<div class="ExternalClass953454AA805F4485B97426D4140EF433"><p>​Read to a dog! </p><p>Therapy dogs love to listen to stories. Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with our furry friends. <br></p><p>Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and it's lots of fun, too!). ​<br></p><p><a href="/browse/interest-guides/reading/sit-stay-read">Learn more about Sit, Stay, Read.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
StorytimesStorytimes48<div class="ExternalClass32E9558524C14BBFBAA7ACB9158FE66F"><p>​​Browse ALL of Phoenix Public Library's storytime offerings and find a program that's right for your family.​​<br></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Browse the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.<br></p></div>
ToddlerTime ToddlerTime 42<div class="ExternalClass1B16E4D43ACB48B2B47AD7E9A5D1D8E9">​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Toddlers like to GO, GO, GO, so bring them to the </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">storytime</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> that’s fast and fun. </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">ToddlerTime</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> has stories, songs and games that help beginning talkers. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br><br><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span><a href="" target="_blank">Search the calendar for upcoming programs​</a>.​<br></p></div>
Tools for School Tools for School 38<div class="ExternalClassB28D9E4596264268933D39EBA694133B"><p>​Get a head start on kindergarten with this fun school readiness program for 3-5 year-olds and their favorite grownups.<br></p><p><a href="/kids/programs/tools-for-school" target="_blank">Learn more and get Tools for School resources.​</a><br></p></div>
Virtual Escape RoomVirtual Escape Room49<div class="ExternalClass78A4A6AA87A24C4FAE7CFD05A450E1FA"><p>​​After falling asleep in the library, you wake up to find yourself trapped!  Can you explore and solve the mysteries of Burton Barr Central Library in an hour?  Time to find out! </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Search the calendar to try it out​</a>.<br></p></div>