Friday, October 7, 2011

Read for the Record: A Huge Success

Helping to bridge the early childhood education gap, millions of adults read to children for yesterday's read for the record.

Yesterday, Oct. 6, was Read for the Record, a day in which millions of adults and children gather to show their support for early childhood education and literacy. This years book, Llama Llama Red Pajama, broke the record of over 2 million readers. While final numbers are still being calculated, make sure if you did read, you were counted.

The day started off with an introduction on the Today Show, where Jumpstart representatives explained the goal of the program, raising awareness about education achievement gap in preschool children from impoverished areas. Although Read for the Record is only one day, by raising awareness on this day, it is hoped that adults continue to read to children and see the benefits in doing so. View the clip from the Today Show to learn more:

The 2011 campaign was a huge success, with schools, students, teachers and pre-school aged children throughout the country,
from Florida, to Kansas, to New York, to California getting involved.

If you missed yesterday’s Read for the Record, it’s never too late to start improving the literacy and ultmately, future success of children. Learn how you can help. If you did participate, make sure to share the news!

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