Read for the Record 2017
Did you and your child take part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record this past Thursday? Many of Bright Horizons early education centers, children, and families from across the country participated in this fun day of literacy by all reading the same book – Quackers by Liz Wong.
Bright Horizons Celebrates Read for the Record 2017
As part of Read for the Record, children in Bright Horizons classrooms enjoyed visits from special guest readers and Quackers-themed hands-on learning activities. Here are just a few highlights from the wonderful readings:
Bright Horizons at Naperville had a community helper-themed Read for the Record day with readings from a local fireman and policeman in addition to other members of the center’s community.
The students at Bright Horizons at Tyson’s Corner enjoyed a visit from a local librarian as part of their Read for the Record festivities.
A very special guest, a former teacher, came back to read Quackers to the children at Bright Horizons at Oak Brook.
Bright Horizons at the Clubhouse invited Councilman Ken George to read to its students!
What is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record?
This national campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Each year, millions of children and adults are brought together to read in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the world.
If you haven’t yet read Quackers with your child, it’s not too late! Order a copy of the book today to enjoy storytime together with your family.
What to Read Next:
- Growing Readers: Recommended children’s books and reading activities to foster early literacy at home.
- Reading to Kids – Tips for Making Storytime Memorable
- Read more posts about reading, writing and language from the Family Room bloggers