Jumpstart’s Read for the Record invites children & adults to read a book together—–and to try to set a record for the largest shared reading experience! This year’s book is Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis (read this book online). For the first time this year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record will take place over a full week—September 27 through to the record setting day on October 4—giving record breakers across the country even more opportunity to read and to support Jumpstart’s mission to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Again this year, record breakers will also be able to take part by reading the book for free at We Give Books (www.wegivebooks.org).
Don’t become a statistic and don’t allow children in your neighborhood and/or community to miss out on an opportunity to READ. “Research shows that one in three children enters school without the skills he or she needs to be successful.” Share this event with your local newspaper, library, schools, bloggers, etc.
“Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a call to action to Americans to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our most vulnerable children,” said Jumpstart’s president and CEO, Naila Bolus. “When children start behind, they tend to stay behind. The language and literacy skills instilled in preschool children by the Jumpstart program help set them on a successful path in both school and life.”
To learn more about supporting Jumpstart and participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, visit http://www.jstart.org.