Wednesday, October 5, 2011
MommyMaestra Challenge: Read for the Record
Tomorrow, on October 6th, people all around the world will read the same book, Llama Llama Red Pajama, as part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.
I have taken the pledge and will be part of the record-breaking reading event, whose purpose is to help set the stage for millions of children to achieve success in school – and in life.
Jumpstart's goal? 2.1 million readers - a new world record. But wait! What's that you say? You don't have the book? No problema. I don't either. BUT, the neat part is that it is being offered to read FREE online in Spanish and English at WeGiveBooks.org.
You know what is even more exciting than setting a world record? The fact that Jumpstart has created a Spanish version of their website to reach out to Spanish-speaking families across the United States...and the world. You can even find their pledge page in Spanish.
Why is this such a big deal? How does reading one little book really make a difference? The fact is that children need to be equipped with fundamental literacy skills, and taking the time to read with your kids is an easy way to ensure they’re prepared. Reading one book on Thursday may lead to reading another book on Friday...or Saturday. And next thing you know, you are creating a learning environment in your home while doing an enjoyable activity that strengthens your bond with your child.
EVERY child deserves the chance to succeed. Doesn't matter what language they speak, where their parents came from, where they live, or how their name is pronounced. And as parents, we already know that our kids deserve the opportunity to learn, explore, and achieve their dreams.
So take the pledge and spread the word!
I hope you will join my family tomorrow as we Read for the Record.
Un abrazo fuerte,