Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Read for the Record Day

Oct 7 is Read for the Record Day.

The whole world will be reading The Snowy Day!

Year after year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record continues to break a world record for the most children reading the same book on the same day with an adult in their life. With a few clicks, you'll can be a part of the largest shared reading experience in history!

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record began in 2006 and over the past five years, America has joined in, reading classic stories such as The Little Engine That Could (2006), The Story of Ferdinand (2007), and Corduroy (2008). Last year, records were shattered when Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar was read aloud to children worldwide! 2,019,752 children joined together and shared in this joyous and important experience—raising awareness of the early literacy crisis and helping Jumpstart raise funds to serve children in need!

Go to and pledge to read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to a child on Oct. 7. Don't forget to go back to the website to be officially counted in the world record.