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Friday, March 2, 2018

It's Read Across America Day!!

I love to read and fortunately, my daughters have seemed to inherit that from both of their parents. Nothing really compares to the images you conjure while reading a great book and even though many movies do a great job in adapting them, it's difficult to compete with your imagination. Well, I'm probably preaching to the choir since you are here, reading this post right now, right this second....banana.

HA! I made you read and/or say banana. (If you don't get that, then you might not be a parent, or at least not fans of Elephant and Piggie) Anyway, back on track, today is Read Across America Day!

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. My girls have been celebrating it at school all week long and the school where I work at is having an event celebrating it today. So what can we do to join in on the fun?

You can start out by taking some #shelfies with your favorite books and/or kids. The NEA has more information on their page, but really I'd say just take the opportunity to do some reading. I won't go into the literature that shows how important it is for children to learn, or try to lecture anyone on the benefits. Instead, why not just have some fun with it. Introduce your kids to your favorite book (or comic book). Revisit an old story or book you haven't read in years. Maybe there's a movie you enjoy based on a book you've never read, there a ton of reasons to crack open a book.

Today's a great day to get to it! Read! Get after it! What book are you going to share with your children today? Share with us in the comments below.