Read for the Record

Surprise #1:

Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that Read for the Record® will take place on:

October 19, 2017

Surprise #2

This week, we’re excited to share some clues about the 2017 Read for the Record book. Any ideas what it could be?

  • It takes place at a pond…
  • The main character doesn’t like to get wet, but his friends do!
  • The story highlights understanding differences and inclusion as key themes.

Check back soon to see what’s inside the next box! And read below to learn more about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® was launched over a decade ago to bring much needed attention to high-quality early learning. Each year on Read for the Record day, over 2 million people gather in large cities, small towns, and everywhere in between for the world’s largest shared reading experience. Since 2006, Read for the Record has grown into a global effort, collectively engaging over 17 million children and adults worldwide.

Stay tuned for more campaign news in the upcoming weeks! And be sure to follow Jumpstart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be one of the first to find out the 2017 date and campaign book.

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 this year’s campaign book or access to a computer with internet. Signing up is easy and Jumpstart provides tons of free resources to help make your day a huge success. Stay tuned for more information about the 2017 Read for the Record campaign, coming soon!

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Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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