Tomorrow is the annual Jumpstart Read for the Record Day. This year children around the country will be reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad. If you don't have a copy, you can join the Bug Squad and read a free digital version online with your children.
Jumpstart is a great program that encourages early literacy in underprivileged areas around the country. They donate books to preschool classes in these areas, so that each child has his own copy of the years Read for the Record book. Click the link at the side to visit the Jumpstart website where you can get more information about the work they're doing, make a donation, or otherwise get involved. We've been participating in Read for the Record since 2008 and loving it. I encourage you to do the same!
For a fun craft project, after reading the book have your child draw his own bug squad costume or decorate a rock as his favorite bug.