It's never too early to start reading to your child! 1000 Books Before School encourages you to share books with your child in their first five years of life.
The literacy skills they develop from being read to will help prepare them for school and nurture a love of books, language and reading.
You can read a thousand different books, or read one book a thousand times! Books read at storytime sessions, preschool, daycare and playgroup also count towards your child's total.
Collect rewards from the library as you progress through the program milestones, as well as a certificate upon completion. The program is complete when your child reaches 1000 books. This needs to be by the end of term one in their first year of school.
To get started, decide whether you would like to keep track of your reading using Beackstack (website or app) or printed records.