Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
Join us on October 19, 2017 to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
When you register to read, you’ll receive campaign news and updates on all things Read for the Record. Plus, we’ll include the number of children and adults you anticipate to read within our record-breaking total. Signing up is easy, FREE, and only takes a few minutes!
Already registered? Order copies of the Special Read for the Record Edition of Quackers in the Jumpstart store here! The RFTR special edition paperback is available in English and Spanish exclusively from Jumpstart.
Sign up to #ReadfortheRecord with us on October 19, 2017, to help shine a light on the importance of closing the kindergarten readiness gap by building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child.
Reading aloud with young children — whether in the classroom, at home, or in the community — builds literacy and language skills and provides positive reading experiences that instill a love of reading.
Children with strong literacy and language skills are more likely to succeed in kindergarten, and a love of reading can foster a love of learning that will benefit children for years to come.
How to Participate
The best part about Read for the Record is that everyone is invited to join in on the fun! No matter where you live or how old you are, all you need is a copy of Quackers or access to a computer with internet. When you register to read, you’ll receive campaign news and updates on all things Read for the Record. Plus, we’ll include the number of children and adults you plan to read with in our record-breaking total. Click here to learn how to get involved!
Stories hold endless potential to develop a child’s imagination, help build a greater understanding of the world, and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Reading together as a family can help jumpstart your child’s curiosity and comprehension. In Quackers, children learn about understanding differences and friendship with the help of some new furry and feathered friends. Learn More
For Schools, Libraries, & Large Groups
Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations help bring Jumpstart’s Read for the Record alive in communities around the world. From large group readings in school auditoriums to story hours and community-wide reading festivals, Read for the Record is truly an opportunity to rally your school, library, or larger community around the importance of high-quality early learning experiences. Learn More