When the National Education Association (NEA) started the Read Across America initiative in 1998, it was so children could be motivated to read. The importance of reading is undeniable. With the extensive use of electronics, it’s harder to get kids to settle down with a book. But, teachers and educators take this day to celebrate something great. It has been the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen.
Read Across America — Indulge in Good Books
Though Read Across America is really only noted as one day, we encourage you to celebrate all month. With SuperBooks, new readers can have fun with bold and colorful pictures. If you have more advanced children, encourage them to read at a higher level and challenge themselves. Sometimes the best way to see the world and open yourself to new settings is to sit down and read a book. You can let your imagination take you on many journeys. Letting your students or your kids know the pleasure of reading is something that they will take with them for many years to come.
So, grab a chair, get comfy, and bring out the books for your child/student to read. Show them that reading can be a lot of fun.