Read Across America Day  (Dr. Seuss Day) is March 2...What Are You Reading?

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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)

 

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 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!

Comments (30)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - This has been a day I, and many others, have celebrated here(and elsewhere) over the years.   It's Seussical and it continues to be powerful.  And magical.  In multiple ways.  

Mar 02, 2021 08:08 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, Reading is so important and think it starts at a young age of reading to your kids.

 

Mar 02, 2021 08:28 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
It seems like everything in life would be difficult if you can't read.

Honestly, I don't remember anyone reading to me as a child. I didn't really enjoy reading until after leaving school. Surprisingly, I am a good reader and enjoy it now.

Mar 02, 2021 08:47 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello there Kathy Streib what a great post, better than the most, to you we toast, for we never shall roast.

Mar 02, 2021 09:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it is amazing that the "Cancel Culture" has determined that 6 of Dr. Seuss book are now racist.  What next???

Mar 02, 2021 04:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin you are both creating memories....that's what it's about. 

Grant Schneider when my friend's children were younger, I would take them to lunch or dinner and we stopped by the book store for books. Loved it. 

Mar 02, 2021 04:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel I wouldn't go anywhere without a book...easy to do on my iPhone. 

Buzz Mackintosh you're preaching to the choir!!! I did read today that the foundation that owns the rights to Dr Seuss made this decision. (which I am sure was because of the Cancel Culture. )

Mar 02, 2021 05:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander I usually give The Places You'll Go to graduates as part of their gift. 

Kat Palmiotti some of the "removed" books are going for big bucks on eBay!!!

Mar 02, 2021 05:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England I applaud you for doing that!!!

Sharon Lee I could not agree more!!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty it is sad and frightening to think of what is going on. 

 

Mar 02, 2021 05:18 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have always loved Dr. Seuss from the very first book that was read to my class in the 2nd grade.  It was "Bartholomew and the 500 Hats."  It made me kind of sad today when I learned several of his books will no longer be published because of material within them that is now considered racist or insensitive.

Mar 02, 2021 05:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 02, 2021 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley you are always sharing books with us!!!!!  Thank you. 

Michael Jacobs we have to empower people by first giving them the ability to read!!!

Will Hamm I agree and I love to see children with a book in their hands. 

Mar 02, 2021 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol Williams I'm glad you found your love of reading.  My friend's daughter always had her nose in a book when she was younger. That's a sight I love to see. 

Rocky Dickerson A Seussical response!!!

Mar 02, 2021 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto it scares me to think of it. 

Myrl Jeffcoat I agree. I was listening to someone who said instead of banning the books, use it as a teaching moment for your children. That makes more sense. 

And thank you for the feature in your group. 

Mar 02, 2021 05:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Yes, that's my thought too.  Use it as a teaching moment.  I was watching "The View" today, and many of the ladies shared that sentiment!

Mar 02, 2021 05:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have read Dr. Seuss so many times to my grand-kids; I can almost say them by heart. I told one the other night that she would soon be reading to me every night Kathy Streib 

Mar 02, 2021 10:47 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I saw on TV where some are trying to get rid of the books by Dr. Seuss, what a pity

Mar 03, 2021 12:12 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Reading is a key skill and taking away childrens books for their parents and themselves to read is a travesty. 

Mar 03, 2021 06:03 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

It is so sad when you think of how children get pushed through the school system without learning to read - and then people are surprised when those children fail as young adults

Mar 04, 2021 06:18 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

How does reading out loud count as exercising your body?  Everything on that list makes sense to me except that one.

Mar 04, 2021 06:52 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Some of my favorite moments have been reading to my children and to my grandchildren.

I remember being in Europe and not being able to read the signs or communicate with the locals. It was so frustrating, but just a short time while on vacation. I can only imagine how horrible it must be to try and survive without the ability to read all the time.

Mar 05, 2021 01:21 PM

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