Thursday, October 8, 2009

Celebrate the Joy of Reading With VHC

Today we celebrated reading with children and teachers from around the world by reading Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". A program named Jumpstart Reading for the Record started in 2006. It is an international campaign whose goal is to bring preschool children together to read the same book, on the same day in communities all over the world. Today, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar was read aloud in classrooms, libraries and homes from Japan, Germany and Brazil to cities and rural communities across America. While it was being read, props from the book (apples, plums, and oranges) were being munched by a sock puppet caterpillar (thanks Lee)! We know that reading aloud with children lays the groundwork for strong literacy skills and future success in school. We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar, enjoyed being part of this worldwide event, and can't wait for our Eric Carle Author study to read more books by this beloved author!!


Anonymous said...

That is one of our favorite books! What a special and fun time!

The Griffin Family

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats great! It looks like the kids had a lot of fun with it, too. -Michael's Mom

Lourdes said...

How awesome that our little "caterpillars" were part of something so BIG! Activites like this make the kids "hungry" for books. The class is transforming into beautiful butterflies as they take flight with their reading. I can't wait for Andrew to "digest" more Eric Carle books.
-Lourdes Smith :)

Teri said...

Looks like the kids really enjoyed this book! I remeber really liking it when I was younger. I like the idea of having the kids involved in the story too instead of just sitting and listening along.