Plymouth State President Sara Jayne Steen Supports Childhood Reading Campaign

October 4th, 2012 by blyndes

 

Plymouth, N.H. – What do the President of Plymouth State University, a ladybug and two million kids have in common? On the morning of October 4th, they were all part of Read for the Record, an annual celebration of helping young children discover the joys and benefits of reading. The Read for the Record event at PSU’s Center for Young Children and Families featured PSU President Dr. Sara Jayne Steen reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad  to a group of pre-schoolers.  Steen and the children were part of an annual effort to set a new world record for the most children reading the same book on the same day.

PSU President Dr. Sara Jayne Steen reads to pre-schoolers at the Plymouth State Center for Young Children and Families for the national Read for the Record event on Oct.4

“This is a wonderful event,” said Steen. “It’s a chance to highlight the importance of books and stories in our lives.”

Last year, more than two million children were read to in the Read for the Record event.

Read for the Record is sponsored by Jumpstart and presented in partnership with The Pearson Foundation, an independent , non-profit organization that aims to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching. Their efforts include collaborating with leading businesses, not-for-profits, and education experts to share good practice; foster innovation; and find workable solutions to the educational disadvantages facing young people and adults across the globe.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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