In honor of everyone’s favorite Doctor + Children’s author, Dr. Seuss, Read Across America will be observed on Friday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. (Also the opening day for the much anticipated animated film The Lorax.)
Read Across America is celebrated throughout the country, bringing children, teens and adults together. The nationwide observance promotes reading activities and events held by schools, libraries and community centers.
Read Across America shows kids and adults that reading is fun and important. Dr. Seuss himself said,
“The more that you read, the more that you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
There are several simple ways you can observe Read Across America. Read a book to a child, or even an elder. Read your favorite Dr. Seuss Book. Go to the library or a bookstore and pick up a book of your choice. Visit http://www.readacrossamerica.org/ and make a pledge to encourage reading. (I’m the fourth person from Hawaii to pledge assistance to build a nation of readers. Let’s make it more than this darlings.)
By doing so, you can help increase awareness that reading is vital in mental development, improving literacy and creativity.
As our friends in Seussville remind us,
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
…or to read a book to yourself 😉