Join us at Paul Smith Library for our special Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday, March 2 from 10:30am to 3:00pm for activities based on classic Dr. Seuss books. A special storytime will take place at 10:30am. Following storytime, a variety of activities will be available for kids to play with at their leisure. Activities including sensory boxes, games, STEM activities and a Storywalk.
If you’ve ever shared a book with a child, you know the joy and excitement this small but meaningful act can bring. But, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, since 1993 only 53 to 58 percent of children ages three to five received this joy on a daily basis.
We can do better! Simply reading daily with a child does requires parents, older brothers and sisters, and other caring adults to add yet another hat to the many they already wear to care for and raise a child. But by adding the reading hat to your collection, you also add great rewards:
• Children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in school.
• Children who read frequently develop stronger reading skills.
To get kids excited about reading and encourage more adults to spend time reading with their children, the National Education Association (NEA) launched the first NEA’s Read Across America day in 1998. On March 2, 2019, NEA’s Read Across America will mark nineteen years of celebrating reading and the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
So from coast to coast, teachers, celebrities, community members, and parents are putting aside the many hats they wear for work and play and donning their reading hats, the red and white striped stovepipe hat of the Cat in the Hat.
We hope you will join us on March 2 at Paul Smith Library for a fun celebration!