Break the World Record and Raise Awareness for Early Childhood Education with Jumpstart

September 23, 2013

I love reading with my kids. Whether it’s at bedtime or on a rainy day, snuggling up with a good book is a great way to spend time together and grow their minds.  october3

This year, on October 3rd, we are going to read together and help break a WORLD RECORD in support of literacy and early childhood education!

Last year, more than 2.3 million people across the world joined in to “Read for the Record.” This year, I want to be part of the group that breaks that record.

October 3rd is the one day where millions of people across the world sit down and pledge to read for their kids to support JumpStart’s mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. otis

The Program has raised more than $8 million dollars for early education programs.

This year’s book is the highly acclaimed “Otis” by Loren Long. Take the Pledge to Read with your kids, and let me know how YOU plan on participating with your family!


Join me and millions of people across the world to raise awareness and help America’s kids succeed!


  1. I like to read and I always read to my grand kids. I get them interested in reading and books. Learn thru them , experience new things thru them and lots more. This is a great program and thing to pledge to.

  2. That’s pretty cool. I am all for anything that encourages kids to read, which is why we have accumulated quite a library already.

  3. I absolutely love JumpStart. We will be joining you in the pledge to read.

  4. rebecca boster says:

    oh, i taught preschool. and it is so important to feed their imagination and help them learn at the same time, even when they dont realize it. story time was my favorite. i love their little faces when they are so into the story 😉

  5. Amy Smeltzer says:

    I love to read. The first book I remember reading as a kid is the Dr. Seuss B Book. When I was little and just learning to read and spell, my mom told me I was getting a D e s k for Christmas and I got out my picture dictionary and looked it up and said you got me a desk? I don’t really want a desk. Lol

    • That is so funny! What a good learning-to-read motivator around the holidays – to spoil some surprises.. I think I might try that this year!

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