Read Across America

Read Across America is a project of the NEA (National Education Association). The purpose of this project is to promote reading and motivation in children across the country. Every year one day is set aside as a special day to celebrate reading in Read Across America Day.
This year’s Read Across America Day is Tuesday, March 2nd. This date coincides with the the birthday of acclaimed children’s book author, Dr. Seuss!! Because of his devotion to write stories that would engage and excite young readers the annual Read Across America Day honors Dr. Seuss (a.k.a.: Theodor Seuss Geisel)

On March 2nd pledge to celebrate reading with your child in a special way. Maybe you will read a variety of Dr. Seuss books together in honor of the day, visit a local bookstore to get some new titles, or create your own ‘Cat in the Hat’ striped hat!
Here are some links with a few ideas for how you and your family can celebrate:

The Dr. Seuss Official Site: http://www.seussville.com/
 Reading Rockets: http://www.readingrockets.org/

Bartholemew and the Oobleck: After reading reading the book, find a lesson here to make your own oobleck! (Thanks to Kinderteacher- this site is great!!)

I could go on and on about why I love Dr. Seuss books! They are great for young readers for so many reasons. First, being able to hear and identify rhyme is an important pre-reading skill. Secondly, they are fun! Dr. Seuss truly plays with words and shows off the wonder of language. Here are just SOME of my favorite Seuss books for little readers!!

 One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    Green eggs and ham

   The foot book

    The Cat in the Hat

    Hop on Pop

However you decide to celebrate, make sure to spend some extra time reading with your child on March 2nd!!!
Happy Reading!

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