Thursday, October 2, 2008

Read for the Record

Today is Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day. The campaign is designed to "bring attention to the importance of early education." Jumpstart encourages children and adults to read the same book on the same day with a goal of making early education a priority while breaking a world record for the largest shared reading experience.
Today's Read for the Record book is Don Freeman's 1968 children's book, Corduroy. In addition to recruiting adults and children to read Corduroy, Jumpstart is also asking for donations in order to put books into the hands of at-risk preschool children.
Jumpstart works "toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed." Jumpstart believes that every child has the potential to succeed academically, and with the involvement of a caring adult, children can reach their potential. Jumpstart brings together at-risk preschoolers and caring adults to build literacy skills.
Take a moment to read with a child today, and log your participation at Jumpstart's Read for the Record website.

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