1000 Books Before Kindergarten
By 1000 Books Foundation
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The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app lets you keep track of your reading activity quickly and easily.
- Scan books into your library
- Keep track of reading activity for multiple readers
- Track your progress to 1000 books!
What's New in Version 2.3.6
Minor bug fix; Fixed minimum app requirements.
Works fine. Read Instructions
We have been using this app for about 1 1/2 years. It gets the job done. We have one child who has read 1000 books. Our second child is about 200 books away. Both children love the scanning feature. Visit their website for detailed instructions on how to use the app. Also, please make sure to post your comments about the "correct" 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App. Seems like the alleged problems are about a different App. Lol. This version allows you to take a picture when you manually add books.
Don't expect too much
There are definitely areas that could be improved but so far adding & finding books have been simple. I have only been using the app for a week and have only needed to add 1 book manually. I would like to have more interaction with the app like milestones, achievements, or even fun facts associated with reading. When it comes down to it, it helps track our daily books (which we were doing via pen and paper before) and I enjoy looking at my library to see which books we already read and when it was read.
This app seems to be very glitchy. Most of the time, I have difficulty adding books or getting the book I added to the library to be marked as read. I'll select that the book is finished and then it just doesn't load. Even my readers list rarely loads. This app seems to be very slow so it makes it difficult for me to be able to add all the books. If it worked well, it would be a nice way to track all the books my son has read.