Jumpstart is a national early education organization that helps at risk children develop language and literacy skills they need for school. One of their largest programs is Read for the Record in which schools, libraries, organizations, and parents pledge to read the same book on the same day nationwide. Last year, almost 2 million people participated!
Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool is this year’s Pledge to Read sponsor in the Chicago area. They are joining the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Libraries, Chicago Children’s Museum, and many children-focused businesses throughout Chicagoland and pledging to read “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama” on October 6th.
So what do you have to do to participate?
- Read your kids “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama” on October 6th! The book is available in local libraries, bookstores, and to read for free online. We love that book at our house and look forward to reading it. :)
- Sign up to “Pledge to Read” on the Chicagoland Read for the Record website. You can pledge by visiting www.readfortherecord.org/chicagoland and logging the number of people who will be reading together.