My baby girl is about 17 months old now. When my son was a bit older than this, I began my 1000 Books Project. It was a wonderful experience to track the books we read together. By the time we finished 1000 different books together, my son was reading on his own.
Fast forward to today. My local library has a program similar to my own challenge. They call it the 1001 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. I’ve signed up Strawberry for this project, and we’ve been tracking our reading already. Right now, we tend to read the same books over and over again, which is developmentally appropriate. I know, though, that she looks forward to reading time with me. Further, I’ve found that if I do not read her a story before bed, she is not relaxed and ready for sleep. Story time helps her get ready for sleep.
I’ve begun tracking on paper, and I’ll get my list up here in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, please let me know: which picture books or board books did you love as a child? What should I make sure to read to Strawberry for this project?