Read Across America

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

We’re just full of book-ish holidays lately, aren’t we? Well, can you think of something you’d rather celebrate? March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday (he’d be 106 this year) and Random House, the NEA, the White House and the Department of Education worked together a few years ago to create a day for celebrating called “Read Across America.”

The purpose is to get each and every family to read aloud to their children on this day (and every day).  So start by picking out your favorite Seuss book, and read that aloud: whether your child is 16 months or 16 years old, I guarantee they will enjoy it.  Then find a new book, something that will appeal to everyone in the family, and read.  And read and read and read…  Need some suggestions?

Well, we have plenty right here!  And since you’re reading aloud, try looking for a topic that appeals to your whole family from our Book Pairings and Book Flights.

Or see what suggestions the folks at Seussville or the NEA have cooked up.

Would we read him here or there?  Oh, yes, we’ll read him anywhere.  We do so like that Seussy-man, we do so like him Sam-I-Am!


One Response to Read Across America

  1. marydventura says:

    We celebrated at home and in my classroom by making felt bookmarks. While I was picking up the supplies at the local craft shop another woman was stocking up on supplies to make Fiffer Feffer Feffs (Dr. Seuss’ ABC book) for the big day. Good times!

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