Celebrate National Read Across America Day and encourage your child to read with these 8 tips

Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Here are some tips to encourage your child to read.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2023, 9:30 AM

Updated 508 days ago

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Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss!
The annual event is designed to encourage reading in children.
The tips below will help encourage your child to read:

1. HEAD TO THE LIBRARY

Visit your public library for all the resources you'll need. Your librarian can help you choose the book that is "just right" for your child.

2. STORY TIME

Attend a story time event to both engage your child and give you ideas on working with him or her every day. Listening to stories helps your child connect with the world. 

3. SHARE BOOKS

Reading together is the very best way to raise a reader.

4. SOUNDS & MUSIC

Sounds are the building blocks of words. Find music to listen to and sign along with. Songs also add joy to the understanding of sounds and words.

5. NEW WORDS

Knowing many words helps your child build a strong vocabulary. So, play word games, create a word wall, and make conversation a priority.

6. RHYMES

Rhymes help your child understand that words have different parts and rhymes. Here are 27 beloved rhyming books for kids.

7. PLAYTIME

Playing together builds a loving bond between you and your child.

8. QUIET

Find a quiet spot and read!


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