FasTracKids partners with Jumpstart for an annual event held on one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support efforts to promote early childhood education. Read for the Record® demonstrates the power of reading by bringing preschool age children and valued grownups together to read the same book on the same day.
In 2014 participating centers and schools successfully read the story Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells.
Bunny Cakes is the tale of Max and Ruby’s celebration of creativity, which is an important learning advantage in every FasTracKids classroom. Various centers and schools hosted exciting activities paired with a read-a-long of this comical children’s story.
Read for the Record: October 21, 2014
FasTracKids participated in its 8th annual Read for the Record event, an international campaign that focuses on the importance of early childhood literacy.
On October 21, 2014, FasTracKids, Jumpstart and other early education supporters had 2,383,645 participants read Bunny Cakes! FasTracKids had a record 22,996 child readers from 15 countries contribute to the total! Bunny Cakes came to life at FasTracKids events that were held in community theaters, partnered with children’s charities and featured theatrical performances, puppet shows and famous community guest readers.
See images from our worldwide events in the gallery below. Help us try to break the world record in 2015 by having your child participate with your local FasTracKids center!