FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) In Fort Wayne, 57 preschoolers with the Salvation Army CANI Head Start program sat on rugs with tiger masks and to break the world’s largest vocabulary lesson record. The masks were made to complement the book “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild”, which more than 4,000 preschoolers across 15 states were read on Thursday.
Preschoolers in more than 35 cities, including Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, participated in the lesson to set a Guinness World Record. The new record was set with the initial 1,031 participants documented by the Guinness World Records organization. The total number of participants is expected to increase as the organization receives video and written documentation from various locations.
Every child who participated was given the book “Words are Here, There, and Everywhere.”
The world’s largest vocabulary lesson was sponsored by PNC in support of its Grow up Great initiative, which focuses on a number of initiatives that focus on its role in early childhood education.