Celebrating Read Across America Day

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Laila reading “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?”

We LOVE reading in our house.  I read to my one year old daughter, Laila, all day; and, when I’m not reading, she can often be found pulling her books off the shelf one-by-one and turning through the pages herself.  Who cares if the book is upside down and backwards, she looks so cute buried in her books.

One of our favorite authors is Dr. Seuss.  When I was pregnant, I read Oh Baby the Places You’ll Go!, “a book to be read in utero” and a fun introduction to many of Dr. Seuss’ characters. We still enjoy reading this book, and are always adding to our collection of Dr. Seuss’ books.  Some of our favorites include: ABCMr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Hop on Pop, and Happy Birthday to You.

This Sunday, March 2nd, is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and Read Across America Day, an annual celebration of reading.  Because Read Across America is an initiative of the National Education Association, and a popular program in schools, it will also be celebrated on Monday, March 3rd.

Locally, I found events being held on Saturday, March 1st, and Monday, March 3rd.

Saturday, March 1st, 11:00 AM – 12:30PM
Stories & Crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss @ Greenwich Library

Saturday, March 1st, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Movie & Snacks @ Ridgefield Library

Saturday, March 1st, 4:00 PM
The Cat in the Hat Storytime @ Fairfield University Bookstore (Downtown)

Monday, March 3rd, 11:00 AM
Storytime and fun activities @ Barnes & Noble – Danbury

Monday, March 3rd, 3:30 PM
Storytime and fun activities @ Barnes & Noble – White Plains, NY

Monday, March 3rd, 4:00 PM
Storytime and fun activities @ Barnes & Noble – Westport

If you’d prefer to celebrate at home, Seussville.com is the official home of Dr. Seuss on the web, and filled with printables, activity ideas, games, and more.

If you can’t make it to any of these events, don’t have time for fun and games, or don’t like Dr. Seuss, then just focus on what’s really important, and the real reason Read Across America exists: Take time each day to read to your child(ren).  Even if just for 15 minutes, the benefits are endless.

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