Day Nursery students help Read for the Record

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Miss Sara reading The Snowy DayToday 18 children in the  three-year-old and Pre-K classrooms at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center on Central Avenue did their part to help create a new world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day when they participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Miss Sara and Miss Caroline read lots of books in their classroom every day so they were excited about participating in this national record. Jumpstart, the sponsor of the event is working to raise awareness about the important role that reading has in shaping a child’s life as well as showcasing their effort to make sure every child has a chance to succeed in classrooms every day. Presented in partnership with Pearson Education, this fifth-annual celebration of reading and learning encourages everyone – children and adults – to come together to set a new world record for the number of people reading the same classic children’s book on the same day. Last year, more than 2.1 million people took part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign.  If you would like to participate today, you can click here to read the official book of Jumpstart’s 2010 Read for the Record Campaign—Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day—right now, online for free. When you’re done, you can quickly and immediately certify your participation. As soon as totals are in, Jumpstart will even send you a note confirming the day’s record-breaking total! Thanks to Day Nursery Center Director Shannon Garrity for sharing these pictures taken at her center this morning.

Day Nursery children listening to a story

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