Friday, September 30, 2011

Llama Llama Red Pajama Reading Party at Gymboree for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record..Giveaway too!

Pledge to Read Today!

Looking for something fun, free and educational to do with your child?

Pledge with them to join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a day when millions of families and celebrities read to promote early education, and come to your local Gymboree Play & Music for a free “red pajama reading party” on October 6th. In honor of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record day, Gymboree students at every location will read this year’s book, Llama Llama Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney and participate in themed activities. Getting involved is simple. Pledge today to read at and take advantage of your first free Gymboree class on October 6th, for a celebration of reading and learning.

For the past three years, Gymboree and Jumpstart have worked together on this event in the company of celebrities like Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado and Patti LaBelle, and families around the world, to raise awareness for the importance of reading early and often. Most parents don’t know reading to young children lays an essential foundation for literacy that’s needed before they ever set foot in a classroom. The reality is, 1 in 3 children in the U.S. begin kindergarten behind, and most will never catch up. The millions of children in the U.S. living in poverty are even more likely to fall into this statistic, as many grow up in homes without a single book.

By pledging to be part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, you can be part of a solution. Reading with your child on this day helps prepare them to be successful in school and in life and also helps Jumpstart provide educational skills and resources to thousands of low-income children.

So pledge today, at and come out for the festivities at your local Gymboree on October 6th. Jumpstart has extended their giveaway entry deadline, so those who pledge before September 30th have a chance to win a $77 gift card to 77Kids by American Eagle. Thanks for doing your part! Sit down to read and stand up for children.

In the Los Angeles area? Elisabeth Rohm is also teaming up with the cause again this year, and will be reading to children at the Gymboree Play & Music of Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 6th. Make sure you stop by! Check out a recap of last years events here

So head to your local Gymboree, pledge today and spread the word and break last year's record with 2.1 million readers now! 

{GIVEAWAY} Tell us: Did you pledge? We are giving away 5 copies of the Jumpstart's Read for the Record book {Llama Lkama Red Pajama} to our readers to say THANK YOU for pledging! Just leave us a comment below telling us you did! Don't forget to leave your email so we can't let you know if you win. Contest ends Friday October 7th, 2011 at 11pm, EST. 


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  2. Thanks for your pledge! Sounds like a great idea :) We are doing the same thing but love the red pajama idea. Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. I just pledged! Education is so important to me and I love reading to my daughter!

  4. Just pledged! This will be the first year that we can read to TWO children since we had a new baby this summer. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!
    mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

  5. Pledged!
    happymomc at gmail dot com


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