Yes, accept it or not, reading is an invaluable fundamental right that we all should have and use daily in our activities whether at work or play which allows us to continually be a progressive nation also seeking knowledge and understanding to those things in our lives that we have curiosity or individually need of in making well-grounded lives for all that seek to find the answers and seek the questions that further develops our intellectual being inside all of us.
Taken from the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition website which states that in the ongoing effort to provide early childhood education to the youngest of students, on October 3, 2013, it is again asked that all join this annual event in which thousands of adults nationwide will be reading Otis by Loren Long to children in child care centers and elementary schools. Share Otis with your children, grandchildren and other children in your life.
According to the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition, a special story time celebration will be held at 10 a.m. at the Everglades Farm Equipment Company, 13295 Southern Boulevard in Loxahatchee, followed by a visit next door with animals at the Farmer’s Daughter Produce Market. Volunteer to read at a child care center. Contact the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County at (561) 767-3359.
Join Jumpstart's Read for the Record® and read Otis by Loren Long on October 3, 2013 as part of the world's largest shared reading experience. You'll not only read with millions of others as part a record-breaking literacy celebration, but you'll also bring vital attention to the importance of high-quality early childhood education.
This year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® can be read, given, and shared with Otis all season in the Otis Book Parade, a digital book club for kids. Each week leading up to Read for the Record on October 3, we will feature a special book from the library along with activities that highlight values exemplified by Otis. When you say “I’m with Otis,” you’re saying that you care to be friendly, helpful, hardworking, and thoughtful to others. You’re also helping to support Jumpstart’s work to ensure that children across the country enter school prepared to succeed.
In 2012, 2.3 million people participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Read more about the impact of this campaign at: http://www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-record
REF: Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition www.literacypbc.org
REF: Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-record