Today is Read Across America Day! In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the National Education Association declared March 2nd its annual Read Across America Day, inviting people across the nation to celebrate the joys of reading. Dr. Seuss is loved around the world for his rhythmic tales and colorful illustrations that make reading and listening to the spoken word fun.
Here’s an easy way to celebrate: read aloud to a young child. Early literacy is a crucial part of a child’s development. It enhances vocabulary, builds important communication skills, and gives them the tools they need to be successful in school and in life.
Reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning on their own. It is one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills, and it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory, and forms bonds between adults and children.
So pick up one of the many Dr. Seuss classics and read to a young child – today and every day!