March 2, 2020
Celebrate the Joy of Reading on March 2 – Read Across America Day
Knowledge is power, and reading is unquestionably one of the easiest ways to acquire knowledge. Reading plays a crucial part in our everyday lives – from filling our brains with intriguing facts and improving our vocabulary skills, to entertaining us and keeping our imaginations alive. As renowned children’s book author Dr. Seuss simply put it, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
With the major role reading plays in people’s lives, the National Education Association (NEA) moved for the creation of Read Across America Day in 1997. The annual observance takes place on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This year, it will take place exactly on March 2.
This day encourages students of all ages across the country to make reading a priority in their lives.
How It Began
NEA called for the creation of Read Across America Day after its members felt that it would only be fair for kids and teens involved in sports to treat reading with the same degree of importance as well. They went on to push the concept by advocating for a Read Across America program. NEA officially launched the first event on March 2nd of the following year.
Presently, the NEA comprises 3.2 million elementary, secondary, and high school teachers, school administrators, retired and future educators, and education support professionals. More than 50 organizations in the country support the event each year.
What Happens on Read Across America Day
Typically, schools, libraries, and community centers would organize various programs and events that promote reading for kids and adolescents. Teachers at all levels would hold special activities to motivate their students to develop a passion for reading.
Many schools would host book fairs that offer a wide selection of storybooks for young readers, nonfictional books, educational books, and novels of varying genres. There would also be programs in which students would take turn reading aloud to a small circle of participants.
Since this day is aimed at children and teenagers, the best way for you to observe it is by taking your kids to events such as book readings or a trip to the library. You may also read to them about the life and works of Dr. Seuss.
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