1000×5 improves early literacy development in the Capital Region

Our goal is for all children to have books in the home and to have heard 1000 books by age 5. For children’s literacy, listening to books as a baby and toddler is one of the most important activities that a child will ever do. Handling books, listening to stories and enjoying time spent with an important adult builds language, imagination, and many important connections in the developing brain.

Reading with young children builds

Creativity

Reading builds children’s immaginations

Intelligence

Reading helps develop children’s brains

Relationships

Reading strengthens bonds

1000x5 is based upon the belief that if a child hears 1000 books by the age of 5, he or she is much better prepared to enjoy and succeed in learning. Wide community participation raises the awareness of the importance of universal early literacy and then we do something about it.

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Through helping 1000×5, you are ensuring that we continue to give the gift of literacy to children all over the Capital Region. As an efficient community based charity, you can be assured that any donations or help you give to us goes right back into your promoting literacy in our community.

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