Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Celebrate Today! Read Across America

Today, March 2nd, the National Education Association celebrates Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's Birthday. Read Across America is an annual reading event that encourages all children in all communities to celebrate reading.

Schools, libraries, bookstores and many other businesses and organizations host local events in conjunction with the day. Our library, for instance, will be having a Dr. Seuss's birthday party and all the children in the community are invited. (I hope to have pictures up soon!)

Be sure to check in with your local bookstores and libraries to see if they are having any special programs.

And here are some ways to celebrate at home:

• Visit NEA's Read Across America page for a lot of great resources, including Seussville, books, "literacy bags", and more.

Colorín Colorado: Celebrate Reading in Two Languages Booklist (in English and Spanish)

103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading from Reading Rockets or send an e-card!

Early Moments has a variety of fun, printable games and activities based on Dr. Seuss books

• Of course, PBS has lots of activities related to their show, The Cat in the Hat

• Check out the National Geographic Bookmark Factory where kids can write their own text and choose different designs, objects, borders, and backgrounds.

Family Time has some great suggestions to help kids create their own book covers.

• ABC Teach has a template for kids to write their own Dr. Seuss poem.

• Download RIF's monthly reading calendars (also available in Spanish!)

• Take a look here for a nice list of early readers in Spanish.

Con mucho cariño....


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