Read Across America Day promotes the practice of reading for every child (young and old) in every community across the country. The National Education Association (NEA) created the holiday in 1998, and the holiday falls on March 2nd every year. March 2nd is also the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The holiday aims to set children up for literary success for the next 365 days. In this blog article, we’ll look at how you can celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday.
Make green eggs and ham
In honor of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, whip up some green eggs and ham for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on March 2nd. Check out The Kitchn’s food coloring-free take on this whimsical recipe.
Volunteer to read at a Charles County school
Teachers love reading to their students, but sometimes they like to see their students enjoying a story from someone else. Children also enjoy having a new person read to them because of the different voice and inflection you can bring to a story.
If you own a book that doesn’t hold a lot of sentimental value for you but you think someone else might enjoy it, donate it! You can give it to a school library, a boys and girls club, thrift store, or homeless shelter, depending on the book.
Read to your family or friends
Turn off the TV this Friday night and spend time reading to your family or friends. Take turns reading poems with your partner or read your favorite childhood book aloud to children in the Adams Crossing community.
If there is a book you’ve been meaning to finish for the past six months, use Read Across America Day as a reason to treat yourself to some independent reading. For a change of environment, visit our cyber cafe for a quiet place to read outside of your luxury apartment. You may find you really enjoy it and start incorporating it into your daily routine year round.
Take a trip to the bookstore
The joy of picking out a new book is hard to match. There’s something calming about perusing the aisles of books in a bookstore, admiring the book covers, and reading the summaries on the backs.
Take a #Shelfie
The NEA encourages you to take a picture with the book from your childhood that means the most to you and post it on a public social media platform. Hashtag it with #Shelfie and #ReadAcrossAmerica, and the NEA will share your submission across their social media profiles and website.
We hope you join in on the fun this Friday for Read Across America! How are you planning to participate?
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