We are often asked whether you can count a book read to multiple siblings at the same time toward the 1000 book count. The answer is absolutely. In fact, studies have shown that reading as a family provides a great opportunity for bonding. The journey from newborn to infant to toddler to kindergarten takes approximately 5 years. The time will pass by very fast. Building strong reading skills is fundamental to preparing your child for the future. If you incorporate reading as a family, the memories your child will form will last a lifetime. Make reading as a family a daily event.