Cape Cod Children’s Museum Celebrates Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® Day
Cape Cod Children’s Museum Unites with National Early Education Organization to Highlight the Importance of High-Quality Education for All Children
Jumpstart, a national early education organization, will partner with Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee for the 11th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign that helps address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten.
On October 27, 2016, children and adults will join forces for the world’s largest shared reading experience, known as Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Since 2006, this 24-hour celebration has mobilized over 17 million people, and Jumpstart holds the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. This year’s official campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers), will not only inspire adults to read with children, but will also spur policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education while putting books in the hands of more children across the country.
A limited number of special paperback editions of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich will be available for purchase at Cape Cod Children’s Museum. By Pre-registering for the Museum’s Read for the Record event, you will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase a copy of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich for the special price of just $4.50. This exclusive price is available only the day of the event and only to those who Pre-register at www.CapeCodChildrensMuseum.org.
Special editions feature reading tips, vocabulary words, reading comprehension questions, and conversation starters developed by Jumpstart’s team of early education experts. All proceeds help bring Jumpstart’s program to preschool children in under-resourced communities across the country.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. By participating in Jumpstart’s year-long program, children develop the language, literacy, and social-emotional skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 45,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 95,000 preschool children nationwide. Learn more at jstart.org and follow us on Twitter at @Jumpstartkids.
ABOUT THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH
Julia Sarcone-Roach’s The Bear Ate Your Sandwich is the tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. The story is so engrossing, that you will not see the surprise ending coming!
Scholastic Summer Reading Tour Aims To Engage Young Readers
Cape Cod Moms was recently offered an opportunity to visit one of the local legs of a summer reading tour that visited Cape Cod.
The goal of the tour is to make reading come alive. Today with the current technology, publishers, authors, illustrators must compete and find new ways to make reading fun and engaging. And engaging literacy activities is what we found at the Scholastic Summer Reading Book Tour that visited Eight Cousins.
This was a first year project for Scholastic and their two RV’s visited over 25 cities across the United States. Lucky for us, they chose Cape Cod as one of their destination points.
There were opportunities for interviews and autographs with local New England authors which was such a treat for the kids to meet the faces behind some of their favorite books and stories!
There was also some character meet and greets with Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton, both of which were a hit with the kids, a prize wheel and an animated photo station with options of Clifford or Slappy from Goosebumps.
There were also fun games and tables with face painting, baked goods, reading contracts for cash, and an interactive Star Wars fingerprint center which they allowed kids to try to make their own Yoda. I thought this was a great way of having kids interact with literacy type activities and getting them excited about reading instead of a Pokemon game ;-)
We were invited to come on board the RV and chat a little more about the Book Tour. Inside the RV we were given the opportunity to scope out the table which the authors on the tour had signed along the way. Check out some of these names! Can you match authors with their popular books?
I bet most of our moms can pick out one particular author’s signature who was a blast from the past from our childhood. Having grown up reading the many of the Goosebumps stories I was more than excited to have a chance to pose with Slappy!
Overall we thought the Scholastic Summer Reading Tour was a fantastic way to encourage more reading and literacy activities in a day and age where authors are now competing against the constant onslaught of technology which gives instant gratification. I hope they continue with this tour every year and are able to reach more kids and families across the country to encourage reading and demonstrate just how important and engaging literacy really is. I also love how the local bookstores along the tour are getting involved with this and hope to see more engaging activities like this for our community in the future!
Make Your Own I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Activity Box
I’m A Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and illustrated by Ann James is an exciting book about a little dinosaur getting all dirty (then clean at the very end). The rhyming and repetitive text make it a great book to read over and over with young children. Plus the illustration that were made using really mud are great fun.
Read I’m a Dirty Dinosaur.
Reread leave words out and ask child to fill them in.
Have you child retell the story.
Ask your child favorite part and why.
Make Playdough with your child. Have them measure and stir ingredients. Talk about how to make brown.
Play dough recipe: 1 c. flour, ½ c. salt, 2 t. cream of tartar, 2 T. vegetable oil, 1 c. water, food coloring (to make brown mix red, blue and yellow in a 1:1:10 ratio) 1. Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar and mix well. 2. Add food coloring to the water and oil, and combine with dry ingredients. 3. Stir over medium heat several minutes until it forms a ball. 4. Let cool in a bowl. 5. Knead until smooth. 6. Store in an airtight container.
Let child play with the playdough with cookie cutters or dinosaur toys.
Trace fun shapes on compressed sponges and cut them out. Fill dish pan with water ask the child what they think will happen when sponges go in the water then let them put them in the water and see.
Put dirt in dish pan with dinosaur toys and let child play.
Have child wash dinosaurs with shaped sponges
Use shaped sponges and finger paint to sponge paint on paper or dinosaur pictures. Variation finger paint the dinosaur picture with brown paint
You or child cut out capital D outline and find and cut out d pictures out of magazines or catalogs. Glue the d pictures on the D.
Label the 10 dinosaur picture with numeral 1-10 (or for younger kids dot to represent 1-10) then have child place that many counters on each picture.
For more activty ideas checkout this link http://www.friends.kanemiller.com/uploads/1/3/0/7/13072337/pa_dirty_dino.pdf
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