Read "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and set a record!
Preschools and elementary schools around the country can join in to help set a book reading record by participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign on October 6, 2011. The purpose of this event is to spread awareness of the importance of early childhood literacy.
The goal is to set a new World Record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. And, much to my delight, the book to read is "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney - one of my favorite books by a favorite author! (My daughter even has a mini-stuffed "little llama" to go with the book which we purchased from Scholastic!)
In addition, this year Jumpstart is also trying to set an all-new record for the largest digital reading experience by reading "Llama Llama Red Pajama" at wegivebooks.org (which is a great way for parents and teachers to still participate even if they do not own a copy of the book). For those classrooms that have SmartBoards, this is a great way to view the book.
It is very easy for parents, preschools and elementary schools to participate and help set the record. Many schools are reading the book over the loud speaker while teachers show the pages to their classes. If you want to plan an event - event materials and learning activities that teachers can use can be found at wegivebooks.org.
I also found some great todder/preschool activities that go with the story at these blogs:
And here's a TODAY SHOW clip about Jumpstart's Read for the Record!!
Join parents and teachers and read "Llama Llama Red Pajama" outloud to your children on October 6th!
Have a favorite "Llama Llama" activity? Share it with us below!