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!
Added account deletion within app; Miscellaneous updates.
Ratings and Reviews
Improved, but could use more
I’ve been using the app for a while. It’s pretty easy to scan a barcode to add a book and that works for 90% of the books we’ve read. The latest version also allows you to mark it as read as part of the scanning/adding to library process so the workflow is simpler/faster. You can manually add books when the system cannot scan or find the ISBN. They add to the library just find. My issue is that for some reason if I have to manually add a book to the library it will not add to my readers list. So about 10% of what we’re reading is not getting logged.
Too Many Unlisted Books
I downloaded this app to help keep track of how many books I’ve read to my child after losing the chart that the library gave me. I’m surprised that nearly half of the books that I try to add are either unlisted (even when I look them up by isbn) or missing information such as a cover image. I think some kind of system for adding these books should be put into place.
I’m also a little surprised at how slow the app is. It took a while to add my son as a reader because when I clicked the “yes” button it would just go back to the previous screen. After the third time of this I waited a minute and suddenly he loaded as an added reader. The same occasionally happens when I try to add a book. It sometimes takes restarting the app for his read book count to go up.
I do like that you can scan the barcode to add some books. This is really convenient and definitely a time saver. I also like that it makes it easy to keep track of what books he has read and that you can share the list. I have been keeping a log of the books he’s read (but again I misplaced it T.T)
Good idea but very cumbersome
The app is a good idea but the task of adding books manually as well as adding books from the library to the reading list doesn’t work well. Many times after clicking “read,” the book doesn’t make it to the reading list, therefore not counting the book and not keeping record of which books we’ve read. I’ve also had the app just close on me while it was in use.
Additionally, when you manually add a book, you can’t go back to make edits if you want to add a photo or misspell something, for example. They also don’t have an option to write the ISBN number manually.
Overall, the app needs to fix these issues to make it worth keeping. Too time consuming for such a simple task.
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- Requires iOS 13.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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