Saturday, March 2, 2019
Celebrate Read Across America Day
Today, March 2, is widely celebrated as Read Across America Day. This day serves as motivation and awareness in calling every child to celebrate reading in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Who better to celebrate than Dr. Seuss who made reading and enjoying books so much fun for kids, and who continues to enchant and entertain children and adults today.
Motivating children to read, which, in turn, improves student achievement and performance in school, is so very important. As a children's author, my goal is to write books that make kids (and the parents reading to their kids) want to read them time and time again. I want to instill a love of reading and books in kids and make them want to pick up a book and read.
Losing oneself in the pages of a book and the life created therein is what made me want to be an author in the first place. To do this for children is the greatest honor and privilege, and I salute Dr. Seuss for helping the world see the fun words and stories can be for children.
So, today, grab your favorite book, Dr. Seuss or otherwise, and settle in to read. I know I will be doing the same.
Should you feel so inclined, please share your favorite Dr. Seuss book below. It is hard to beat THE CAT IN THE HAT, but OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO is one of my favs! How about you?