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Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

March 2nd is Read Across America Day! This day celebrates all things books, as well as the famous Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Founded in 1997, Read Across America Day helps to spread the word that reading is important. What can you do to mark this day? Check out these book-based ideas. Hold a Book Drive Not every child has access to (or the ability to buy) books. Set up a book drive at your local library, school or community center. Ask families to bring in their gently used books. Box up the donations and bring them to a women and children’s...

Read Across America Dr. Seuss Bookmark Craft

You’ve bought the books, picked a quiet place and now you’re ready to celebrate Read Across America Day (the March 2 holiday also coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday)! Your little reader is part way through her favorite book, and it’s time to stop and go to school, eat lunch, take a trip to the park or just switch activities. Now what? She could fold own the edge of the page. But, that may ruin the paper. Instead, create a Read Across America inspired bookmark, featuring the famous Dr. Seuss favorite ‘The Cat in the Hat’. Materials: Red and white craft...

Celebrate Read Across America Day

Founded in 1997 by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America Day is held on March 2 every year. Not only does this literacy-loving holiday celebrate all things book-related, but it’s also the anniversary of the famed Dr. Seuss’s birthday! What can you do with your child to celebrate Read Across America Day? Attend an event. Schools, community centers, libraries and other organizations that cater to young children hold these celebratory events across the U.S. Check out your local listings or visit the Read Across America website for annual activities. Read at home. If you’re looking for a super-simple...