Friday, February 25, 2011

The NEA's Read Across America Is Wednesday, March 2

On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.

Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!
It's that time of year again, time to gear up for NEA's Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries,  community centers, and families participate by celebrating the joys of reading with young people of all ages!

 All adults who live and work with children will want to take a look at the Random House Read Across America resources page featuring a teacher's guide, activities, games, and so much more. Head to Seussville for a Seussational reading adventure! 

Dr. Seuss Literacy Materials on
Be sure to check out the extensive Read Across America resources available at Here you will find a video interview with Mrs. Seuss, e-cards and bookmarks, resources for reading Seuss at home, plus resources for teaching Seuss in the classroom!

Beyond Green Eggs and Ham: Reading Tips and Resources Created by the NCBLA
You won't want to miss the extensive literacy articles and reading lists available on the website of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. In this treasure trove are the Parent and Guardian Handbook, Teacher Handbook, and Mentor Handbook, which include ideas, suggestions, and activities for parents, guardians, teachers, and other adults who lives and work with young people to help children become lifelong readers and writers. Be sure to read "Parent and Guardian Literacy Basics," "Teachers! Set the Stage for Great Writing," and "Attention Coaches, Youth Conselors, and Mentors: Great Ideas Connecting Kids to Books."

Reading Resources in Parenting Magazine
The March issue of Parenting Magazine features a spotlight on NEA's Read Across America and provides a host of reading resources for parents, including The Guide to Raising an Early Reader; The Best Books to Read with Your Kids; 5 Easy Ways to Make Reading Fun; 12 Reading Activities That Really Work, and The Best Books to Pass On to Your Kids. For new parents, Parenting offers tips on building your baby's first library, and books for preschoolers.