Children's Learning Center Part of Record-Setting Attempt

Published 08.24.2006


An expressive Barbara J. Albert, group leader for the Bunnies, takes her young listeners on an inspirational train rideChildren intently tune their eyes and ears to 'The Little Engine That Could''Bear Bunch group leader Gail B. Landers keeps her audience enthralledChildren help the 'Little Engine' in his determined hill-climbPenn College's Children's Learning Center took part in Thursday's "Jumpstart Read for the Record" initiative, which attempts to set a world record for the largest shared literacy experience. Children in the "Bear Bunch," "Bunnies," "Bird's Nest" and "Busy Bees" groups all listened to "The Little Engine That Could," chanting along with their engaging adult readers in the timeless message of "I think I can, I think I can." The program officially kicked off with Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" and included a number of nationwide events in libraries, schools ... and child-care centers like that on the first floor of the college's Bush Campus Center.