Read Across America Day
I wanted to give you a heads-up in case you need to find the Dr. Seuss hat you stuffed in your closet last year—this coming Monday, March 2 is the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth and it is officially celebrated as Read Across America Day. On this day, the National Education Association is calling for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.
Now in its twelfth year, the program focuses on how important it is to motivate children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills.
Day Nursery children will be celebrating and parents and grandparents are invited to join in the celebration by stopping by and reading to a group of children.
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 2nd
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day.