Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) is March 2...What Are You Reading?
The ability for all people, young and old, to read has always been important to me and it should be for the future of our country. Help celebrate Read Across America (Dr. Seuss Day)
I could not blog without you guys
I could, but it would not be wise.
I read and write to prove I am
A whole lot more than green eggs and ham.
You can read why it is so important here but in a nutshell, when I was administering psychological tests to recently released prisoners, I had to first give them a test to see if they were able to read at or above the 3rd-grade level. It was apparent to me that many who had been incarcerated could not read at this level. How in the world can you function successfully if you cannot read?!
Beyond the ability to read is the desire and enjoyment of reading. This is what Read Across America (Dr. Seuss Day) is about...motivating our children (and others) to read.
Some Things YOU Can Do…
~Read to your children every night
~Go book shopping with your children or children in your life ( you can do this virtually)
~Tape yourself reading a book and share it with a young person in your life
~Tune into KitLit TV
~Make reading FUN!!
One more tidbit...if you choose to read out loud to someone or to yourself, check out these benefits!!!
So...what are you reading???
This video is from 2013 when I read out loud to a classroom for Delray Reads Day!