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Did You Celebrate Read for the Record?

Did You Celebrate Read for the Record?

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a day every year when parents, caregivers, teachers and children come together to celebrate literacy and promote early childhood education by setting a world record for the most number of people reading the same book on the same day.

Yesterday marked the 10 year anniversary of the campaign. Adults and children across the country read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Many Bright Horizons child care centers took part in this fun day of literacy and enjoyed storytime in their own classrooms. From visits by local celebrities and everyday heros to Not Norman themed hands-on learning activities, Read for the Record Day was enjoyed by all children, families, guests and center staff members involved.


Our very own Mary Lou Burke Afonso, Bright Horizons’ Executive VP of US Center Operations, read Not Norman with the students of Bright Horizons on the Charles in Watertown, MA.

Marylou-Read for the Record 2015

ABC11 ’s John Clark enjoyed helping the students of Bright Horizons at Research Triangle Park in Durham, NC honor their pledge to Read for the Record.

John Clark ABC11 -- Read for the Record 2015

Montana’s Air National Guard joined in on the Read for the Record fun by reading to the Bright Beginnings Learning Center in Great South Falls, MT.

Montana Air National Guard-Read for the Record 2015

The students of Bright Horizons in Raleigh, NC received a special Read for the Record Day visit from ABC 11’s Andrea Blanford.

andrea Blanford -- Read for the Record 2015

Head over to our Facebook page to see more of the fun Read for the Record events, guest readings and activities enjoyed by Bright Horizons centers. We’ll be adding more photos and videos to the gallery throughout the week.

If you haven’t yet read Not Norman with your child, not to worry! Jumpstart has made the book available online for free so you can read it on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Happy reading!



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