I wanted to get this information out to you in a hurry, since the actual event is tomorrow, March 3rd.
The National Education Association (NEA)has set up a national "Read Across America" day. Educators, parents, librarians, politicians and celebrities will be actively sharing the excitement of reading with children on this special day.
This day, dedicated to bringing the world of books to children, is an annual event held on/around March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.
So, here are the links I want to share with you guys, so that you can participate with your favorite young friends.
http://www.nea.org/readacross/index.html, the actual NEA "Read Across America" homepage to find out more about this event and to access a free digital, read-along, "Horton Hears a Who" book (only available for download through March 31st)
http://www.nea.org/readacross/resources/certificates.html, this link provides you with free downloadable certificates for you to print out and give to your kids that participate in "Read Across America".
http://www.seussville.com/seussentennial/events2.html, this is actually NEA's 2005 "Read Across America" site, but it's well worth the visit for all the free activity sheet printouts. I totally recommend checking this site out.
Alas, my last recommendation is to call around to any of your local bookstores and libraries to find out if they are hosting any special storytelling times or events for the annual "Read Across America".
One special note before I end this first issue of our newsletter: Thank you to Mary of Arkansas, you are my first subscriber to "Super Children's Books News". I hope your grandchildren will share in your love of Dr. Seuss books. They are lucky to have you in their lives to share with them the joys of reading.
Thanks and Good Day!