It’s almost time for the NEA (National Education Association) Read Across America Day!
What does that mean? Here’s an excerpt from NEA’s website:
NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
NEA’s Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year.
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. (read more HERE).
Something To Do:
Whip up some “Seuss-Inspired” Recipes HERE.
Plan a Reading Day at your local School or Library: NEA has everything you needs to plan a Seusssational Reading Event HERE.
Take advantage of NEA’s great downloadable activitis including this cute “Sink Your Teeth Into Good Books” Resource and Activity Calendar. Download your copy HERE.
For more “Seuss-Tastic” Resources, visit NEA’s Resource Page HERE.
How can we top off this book-filled day? EASY, have a 31 Book Dr. Seuss Giveaway! Head over to Jump Into a Book for details and how to enter. BUT HURRY! This generous giveaway ends March 1, 2013