Today our class was counted in a world record number of students reading "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" by Jacky Davis and David Soman. This book was about a play date that had a few bumps in the road when things didn't go according to the plan. "Jumpstart's Read for the Record is a call to action to Americans to
recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our
most vulnerable children,” said Jumpstart’s president and CEO, Naila
Bolus. “When children start behind, they tend to stay behind. The
language and literacy skills instilled in preschool children by the
Jumpstart program help set them on a successful path in both school and
life.” Jumpstart has raised more that $7 million for this cause together with the Pearson Foundation which has donated nearly one million books.
We are anxious to hear how many children around the world read "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" as we did today. To learn more about this organization, you can visit http://www.jstart.org/.