'Read Across America' 2016 Arrives


Every year, on March 2nd, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday as Read Across America Day. We’ve assembled a few online resources to help you celebrate Seuss-style and to encourage families to read together.REA

  1. Dr. Seuss Crafts Roundup from PBS Parents features adorable, low-cost craft ideas for the early learner!
  2. Are you a busy parent and short on time? PBS KIDS has compiled this online Reading Activity Calendar full of simple, easy ideas for you to incorporate at home!
  3. Co-watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!  on WSKG TV (Monday-Friday at 1:30pm) and follow up with an online game.  Be sure to check out the ‘parent tips’ section.
  4. The National Education Association has great booklists, tips and even grants that schools and communities can apply for.

Whatever you do, keep on reading with your child!  Remember these words of wisdom from Dr. Seuss: “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

How are you celebrating Read Across America Day?  Share those classroom or at-home photos with @WSKG and @LuckyMamaJ and use #UpstateGrad and #ReadAcrossAmerica.