"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child."
While I'm not "in a school" this year, I still like to "take part" in some great moments in literacy. Literacy is so important for your children. We started reading to #1 and #2 BEFORE they were even born, no wonder both kids LOVE books! This week is Read Across America week. It's a part of NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!
So this week we'll be making sure we do our daily reading of 15 minutes (if not more) accompanied by various Dr. Seuss crafts! Tune in Friday to see what we will have accomplished by the end of the week! Why Dr. Seuss you ask? "Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and learning. Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful. When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to America's children that reading is fun and important (source)."