October Literacy Events Offer Fun, Record-Breaking Attempts & Awareness Efforts


Join Waterford Institute in supporting childhood literacy this month by participating in these two amazing events!

HighRes Cover_NN- tiltJumpstart’s Read for the Record

Join millions of children and adults worldwide on October 22, 2015, in the largest shared reading experience. Each year Jumpstart’s Read for the Record tries to break the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day! The mission of this global campaign is to highlight the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. You can join by reading Not Norman: A Goldfish Story (written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones), and registering here.

Points of Light: Read Across The Globe

Help Points of Light and Read Aloud as they educate parents on the importance of reading to their children for 15 minutes every day from birth. On October 19, 2015, you can participate in Read Across the Globe’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record. By working across time zones and continents, they are attempting to break the record for the most children being read to in a 24-hour period. Learn more at www.pointsoflight.org/readacrosstheglobe.


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