Thursday, June 16, 2011

World-Record Read-Aloud

Taking part in the World Record Storytelling Attempt at Peace in the Park.

A new record has been set for the number of adults simultaneously reading aloud to children: 281 adults reading to 346 kids. Did anyone know what stories they were reading? I doubt it. Was it enjoyable? My idea of a good time reading to kids involves one parent and two children, max. How long do you predict it will be until this particular record is smashed (seeing that it’s been less than a year since the last one was set)?


Anonymous said...

If you look closely at the picture it doesn't look like they are even reading books, just pamphlets & magazines.

This was definitely more about being part of a record than about reading to your kids. I wonder how many of the same people would have come out to any benign record breaking attempt.

Erin Healy said...

Some kids "books" are floppy and small, for sure. I don't know how they defined "story" for this read-aloud, or how they verified that any reading actually took place!