WEST ORANGE, NJ - Pleasantdale PreK and Kindergarten students and their parents participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day on October 21by reading Bunny Cakes, by Rosemary Wells. Students and parents participated in a shared reading of the book, read the book on the interactive Smart-Board, and completed a related activity together.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is an annual celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience. Since the campaign’s inception in 2006, more than nine million people have joined local Jumpstart’s Read for the Record reading celebrations; Jumpstart has raised more than $8 million to support its year-round work in preschools in low-income neighborhoods.
The Pleasantdale PTA encourages parents to spend time reading with their children every day.