March 2nd Begins "Read Across America Week"

Read Across America Week!
by Helen McIver

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, the National Education Association (NEA) has set aside this week to honor the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved children’s author.

The National Education Association’s Read Across America began in 1998 and is an annual reading motivation and awareness program celebrated every March 2nd to encourage reading and literacy. They hope to create lifelong successful readers. 

This year’s theme is green in 2012 as NEA partners with The Lorax movie to bring the magic of books and film to the community.
There are so many wonderful Dr. Seuss books which inspire and encourage reading, and there is nothing like reading with a child.  Joy can be found not only by sharing the story, but also by sharing their reactions and discussing their thoughts. 

Don’t forget to read to your adult loved ones as well. That special poem, silly rhyme, moving passage, joke that you can’t wait to share, or just the book you are reading now. 

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