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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday And Read Across America Activities

on February 28, 2012

“You are never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child.”

Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults.  Many schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books. Various reading activities and events are held across the country on this day. For example, some students take part in a Read Across America channel designed to showcase student and educator videos around the country. Others make reading pledges, organize book fairs, or read aloud to groups of people.  

Read Across America is an event sponsored by the National Education Association.  They purposefully paired it with Dr. Seuss’s birthday because Dr. Seuss, aka Dr. Theodor Geisel, one of the most loved author’s around the world, makes reading fun.

Reading is an amazing gift, and I would like to encourage everyone to take part in this great event.  Even if your child’s class has some fun events planned, help your child make a connection that reading just isn’t for school by reading at home as well. 

Here are some links to help you plan a reading party:

NEA Read Across America Day March 2, 2012

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Activities to Celebrate

Book Ideas

It is always nice to have a reason to party!!

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2 responses to “Dr. Seuss’ Birthday And Read Across America Activities

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  2. […] Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America  — “You are never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child.” This was the most popular post of mine last week because of course, Dr. Seuss is so popular.  So, I give a shout out to Dr. Seuss again!!  Now everyone go read to your kids no matter how old they are! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintDiggLinkedInRedditStumbleUponTumblrPinterestLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

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