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Preschool Students Jump, Shake and Twist for 'Simon Says' Record

Bid for world record opens school's Block Party.

Warren's Goddard School welcomed more than 70 children and parents Oct. 5 to participate in the "Largest Game of Simon Says."

More than 375 Goddard Schools across the nation joined in the fun to set a system-wide record for the game with many of the estimated 35,000 students enrolled in Goddard Schools. At the starting signal, children, parents, grandparents, teachers and friends at all Goddard School locations nationwide began playing Simon Says simultaneously—schools in the east started at noon, while schools on the West Coast played at 9 a.m.—and continued until only one person was left standing at each location.

The record-setting attempt was part of The Goddard School Block Party, an event celebrating the importance of play and its role in developing critical life skills and future career opportunities for children.

In addition to the game of Simon Says, the school hosted its Annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday. Warren families enjoyed a number of fun-filled,hands-on activities, including Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, a Pumpkin Treasure Hunt, a Pumpkin Toss, Science Experiments, Creative Arts, Apple Printing and Juice making.

"Thanks to the Warren community, this year’s Goddard School Block Party was a huge success," Si Pae, owner of The Goddard School located in Warren, said. "The record-breaking attempt at this year’s event was a great lesson to our children that when we all work together, we can accomplish great things."

Parents interested in learning more about the school are encouraged to stop by for a tour. For more information, visit www.goddardschool.com.

Submitted by Manasi Sovani

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