In celebration of National Read Across America Day, we hope that you are reading this blog!
Read Across America Day was created by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to get children excited about reading. It’s no coincidence that the NEA chose Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2nd) to recognize this day of reading for children of all ages. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research shows that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
So, what can you do to celebrate? Well, we’re so glad that you asked!
The Pocomoke Branch Library in Worcester County is hosting a National Read Across America Month with Hands on STEM activities for ages 8 & up at 3:30pm. They are located at 301 Market Street in Pocomoke, MD. For more information, please click here.
The Downtown Library in Salisbury, MD will be celebrating National Read Across America Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:30am – 11:15am with special guests from our community reading some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books! A free book will be given to each child. This particular program is sponsored by the Salisbury Jaycees.
You can like the NEA’s Read Across America Facebook page here and stay tuned in with special reading events online and possibly in your area.
Go to the library. It’s as simple as that, especially on a day like today. The children’s sections in most of our local libraries are stacked with so many books and with new adventures for our kids. Additionally, you will probably find toys and games to really get their fine motor skills revved up.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Resource: NEA Website