5 ways to Read Across America
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child,” as Dr. Seuss said.
The National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Read Across America Day each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, to commemorate reading, learning and community. This year, the theme is “green” and showcases the Lorax books and protecting the environment.
Here are 5 things you can do to celebrate Read Across America Day:
1. Pledge to read. Join others at Read Across America who pledged to build a nation of readers, watch videos, and share your celebration ideas and photos.
2. Read to a child. Read with a child. The National Education Association has printable activities, stickers, and certificates; tips about planning a reading event; and booklists.
3. Read for your school. From February 14 to March 14, 2012, or until 150,000 books are read, We Give Books is giving away to public elementary schools across America. Each school that has 50 or more books read online on its behalf during Read for My School will be eligible to earn up to 500 free books!
4. Send an e-card to a reader. Motive others to read by sending a free e-card from Reading Rockets, created by award-winning children’s book illustrators.
5. Take a child to storytime. On Saturday, February 25 at 9 am, Target has a free Dr. Seuss Storytime Reading of “The Lorax” with fun activities. Check your local library for more storytime events.
Let’s all make a special effort to read to our children on March 2 and every day!