Jumpstart’s 2021 “Read for the Record®”
On October 28th, the Pre-K, 5-day classes and Kindergarten class participated in Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record®,” the world’s largest shared reading experience!
Each year, Jumpstart selects a campaign book that fosters language and social-emotional development, honors the diversity in our world, has a strong narrative, and appeals to young children. That book is read across the country and around the world by adults and young readers on Read for the Record day.
As a part of this initiative, the children gathered on the outdoor stage to read this year’s campaign book, Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon, written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua.
The children also collaborated to create Fair Acres’ very own magnificent patchwork dragon, which they proudly displayed in the Fair Building!
Part of a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago, “Read for the Record®” addresses the educational inequities that leave many children unprepared for Kindergarten, by:
- Increasing awareness about the critical importance and impact of early literacy
- Making high-quality children’s books accessible for all children
- Providing support for Jumpstart for Young Children’s work with early learners in underserved communities across the country
Learn more about Read for the Record and pledge to read at readfortherecord.org!