One of our favorite days, Read Across America Day, is finally here! Join us in supporting the effort to get people young and old reading actively on the path to literacy. Take a minute to read some silly words with the child in your life, donate time or money to a literacy charity and just enjoy the wealth that literacy affords you.
Read real inspirational narratives about children across the world who have defied expectations by making their journey to literacy a priority and transforming their own and others’ lives in the process. This fantastic publication gives you a real idea of the huge impact literacy can have on a life.
Delving into the incredibly imaginative (sometimes absurd) world of one of America’s most beloved children’s authors, Roald Dahl, this unique dictionary makes reading fun by including definitions for words like “muckfrumping” (an adjective to describe something unpleasant, in case you were wondering).
The spirit of Read Across America doesn’t have to stop at the U.S. coastline. Translated as “here’s the story,” this publication details the campaign that attempts to get all of South Africa reading — for enjoyment, specifically. Setting out to “create a national culture of reading,” Nal’ibali navigates the struggle of multiple languages, parental involvement and the educational model in order to get children to view literacy as something fun rather than work.
Something’s wrong if you don’t read some Seuss rhymes on Read Across America Day. Last year, Michelle Obama chose to read Cat in the Hat for her Read Across America Day book, so you know it’s a good choice. Check out this Dr. Suess favorite of ours for a quick and rhythmic way to celebrate this day with your kids.