Read for the Record next week

It’s nearly that time of year, again, and I love this so much that I am giving you plenty of time to get on board. I don’t want to hear any excuses or anything, either. This is important.

As a parent you already know how important it is to read to your children. But some children aren’t read to at home, sometimes because their families cannot afford books. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record exists to serve a dual purpose: Providing books for for children in low-income homes, and raising awareness about the importance of early activities to foster literacy. What better way to do that than to strive for the world record of people reading the same book at the same time?

So put it on your calendar and dig out your dog-eared copy of Corduroy, because on October 2nd, 2008, you can be part of history. You can also be part of the solution for children suffering a learning gap due to economic inequality.

Yeah, I’m happy to talk about television and movies and such, but reading is always going to be my first love. My kids’ first love, too, if I have anything to say about it. I have a soft spot in my heart for programs like this, what can I say? Do check it out. It’s always a good time to help a child learn to love reading!

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