1000 Books before Kindergarten has arrived! 1000 Books before Kindergarten has started at Fremont Public Library for ages birth-pre-kindergarten. For Fremont cardholders only, this reading program is an excellent way to build a love for stories and create a foundation for reading and school success. Before starting to read, children need exposure to rich language, background knowledge, a base of expectations regarding the format of stories, and a need to associate reading with enjoyment. How is reading helpful? Reading fosters curiosity and provides answers to wide-ranging questions. A baby is born ready to learn. Establish positive learning pathways in their brains through reading, singing, and talking. Children associate reading books with special parent talking and cuddling time. If you’re not a natural storyteller, books are full of complex language and provide a great place to start a conversation 1000 books equals: One bedtime story every night for three years. (And what child lets you stop with just one book at bedtime?) Ten books a week for two years. Twenty books a week for one year (that's just 3 books a day). How the Challenge Works: Tags: youth blog programs 1000 Books before Kindergarten Read more about 1000 Books before Kindergarten has arrived!