Study after study tells us reading to our children is essential. If you care about literacy, education and the future of your kids, you might want to grab a copy of Jack Ezra Keats' The Snowy Day and be a part of Read for the Record. It all goes down on October 7th.
I'll be grabbing our loved and slightly tattered board book and sharing this story (again) with my girls. I'm reading to raise awareness of the early literacy crisis and raise funds for Jumpstart'??s yearlong early education program.
Since 1993, more than 70,000 preschool children across America have benefited from millions of hours of Jumpstart service. This year alone, Jumpstart volunteers are serving more than one million hours with 13,000 preschool children in more than 60 communities across America.
Jumpstart'??s Read for the Record effort hopes to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. The campaign also kicks off Jumpstart'??s yearlong program, preparing preschool children in low-income neighborhoods for success in school and life. Here at Momtrends we believe every child deserves a caring adult to share the magical world of books.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Pledge to read (see link below)
2. Get your copy of The Snowy Day off the shelf or buy a new one to support the campaign. Learn how here.
3. Read The Snowy Day with a child on October 7.
4. Look for an email on 10/7 so you can come back to the site and be counted in the world record!
Pledge to read today and read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats with us on October 7!
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