Greetings, Learning Expressions Readers!
In October, we’ve got some very exciting reading-related events happening at our Learning Express stores! During the second week of the month, we’ll be celebrating both Read for the Record and the first annual Star Wars Reads Day. Wondering what these events are all about? Read on!
Read for the Record
For the last three years, millions of adults and children have helped support early literacy through Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event. On a single day (this year it’s October 4) millions of children around the country gather to read one single book—with the goal of setting a new reading record together. Last year, 2.2 million (!!) readers participated, all reading the adorable Llama Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.
For an overview of the 2011 Read for the Record, tune in here:
The selection this year is Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by Jacky Davis and David Soman. The book delightfully documents one of the Bug Squad play dates (the Squad consisting of Ladybug Girl, Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl) and teaches a valuable lesson about friendship, feelings, and the beauty of compromise.
As Lulu and her friends romp through the forest and harness their super Bug powers, Lulu is thrilled that, “Everything is going just how she wanted it to!” But what happens when things don’t go exactly Lulu’s way? Well you’ll just have to read and find out! Join us next week on our Facebook page when we’ll be giving away a copy of the book every day of the week—or if you can’t wait that long head over to We Give Books and read it online! http://bit.ly/NmNjvt
Make sure that you also pledge to read that day, so your numbers can be added to the grand total reading tally! http://bit.ly/TqI2Gq
Star Wars Reads Day
May the force of literacy be with you! On October 6, we’ll be celebrating the very first Star Wars Reads Day. Star Wars Reads Day was created by Lucasfilm with the purpose of celebrating reading and Star Wars. There are over 1000 official events across the country, including many at Learning Express stores. The events will feature story times, character visits, as well as crafts and activities. Get in touch with your local store to see exactly what fun they have planned.
We hope you join us at one of these fun filled events next week, and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook for your chance to win a copy of Lady Bug Girl and the Bug Squad!
Talk to you again soon!