Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad from Jumpstart and Read for the Record

jumpstart read for the record ladybug girl and the bug squadYou know I love to read so this is an easy ask for me… What? You have to do something? Relax. You have to read. A children’s book. To a child (or two or three). I think you can handle it.

Join me in reading to a child tomorrow with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. It is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy in an effort to jump start a child’s future.

It’s super easy, fun and for a good reason – childhood literacy.

On October 4, 2012, (tomorrow) adults and children across the country will be encouraged to read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.

Thanks to Jumpstart, we are giving away two (2)  of theses lovely books. Join this wonderful program and read to a child tomorrow. Reading this book is the idea – Don’t have it? Not a problem – You can find a free digital version at WeGiveBooks.org  – Can’t do it? Not to worry. Read another book but go to the site – lots of great resources and links on the site.

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Learn more at jstart.org/readfortherecord. About Jumpstart: Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at jstart.org.

Read The Snowy Day and jump start literacy

File this under great stuff to do – actually, strike that – no filing – it is this Thursday and it is called Read for the Record and you should give it the three minutes you might otherwise be wasting on Facebook playing Farmville or something. You can read the book (Ezra Jack Keats – The Snowy Day) on-line (it is a great book if you don’t already know it) and make a difference in the life of a child. It won’t take long – it is a board book, people! I pledged to read and you can, too.

This from the website –

Pledge to read today and read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats with us on October 7!

Read The Snowy Day today and help give a book to a child who needs one.

Please help We Give Books donate a book to a child who otherwise might not have the chance to take part in Jumpstart Read for the Record Campaign.

To make this donation possible, simply finish reading the digital version of The Snowy Day in the window below and then click “Finish Reading.” It’s that simple. We Give Books will share a new print copy of this classic title with a lucky pre-schooler so that he or she can take part in this year’s Read for the Record celebration.

Last year more than 2.54 million record-breakers took part in the 2009 one-day Read for the Record celebration. By raising awareness about the importance of reading early and often in a young child’s life, we also helped to make sure that every child has an equal chance to begin school with the skills they need to succeed.

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