You’re never too old, too wacky, or too wild to pick up a book and read with a child

Guest Blogger Rachael Walker is the Outreach Consultant for Reading Rockets, a national multimedia initiative which aims to inform and inspire parents, teachers, childcare providers, and others who touch the life of a child by providing comprehensive, accessible information on how to teach kids to read and help those who struggle. Rachael began her career in children’s literacy at Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), has also served as a consultant to the NEA’s Read Across America campaign, and was most recently the Executive Director of Reach Out and Read of Metro DC.

Know what today is?  Dr. Seuss’s birthday! March 2 is the day that Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

It’s also Read Across America Day, the National Education Association’s annual celebration for toddlers, teens and everyone in between to celebrate their literacy and language skills and the joys of reading.

Besides all the Seuss silliness, the thing that I really love about the day is that it is a day of reading for everyone.  Though the National Education Association originated and sponsors the celebration, everyone is invited to be in the company of a child and a book.

Looking for some last minute ideas to celebrate the day?

So what are you waiting for?

Spread the word, share a book

Make this campaign succeed

Give a Seuss birthday present

Help a child to read!

*Title from the Read Across America poem by NEA’s Anita Merina

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