Why is Read Across America Day on Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Because Dr. Seuss’s books are some of the greatest examples of why reading is fun. A firm believer in the power of reading to our children, Dr. Seuss once wrote, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is tomorrow, March 2. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers will celebrate the magic of reading today and over the weekend. Want to get involved? Check out the National Education Association (NEA) website to pledge your participation and get more event details. The Seussville website is also full of resources, including printable games and activities your students are sure to enjoy.
There’s nothing like a shared love of reading to bring people together. Happy Read Across America Day, and happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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