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Read Across America Day

Get Wild: Read to a Child

For me, it was Amelia Bedelia—the book that my mother read to me dozens of times when I was a girl. I adored the oddball title character and the wordplay: The maid, Amelia Bedelia, is told to draw the drapes when the sun comes in, so she pulls out a sketchbook and does exactly that. Ha ha! What I loved most, of course, was the time with Mom. If you need a nudge to create such a memory, make plans to read to a child on March 3, Read Across America Day. Hosted by the National Education Association, the day-long observance marks Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday and is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s about spending time reading with the kiddos outside of school to help them form a lifelong relationship with the written word. While you’re at it, borrow a children’s book or two from the library. Remember, as Dr. Seuss himself says: “You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." For tips on how to inspire children to read, call local Sylvan Learning Centers at 899-3061. (Kathy Freise)

Monday Mar 3, 2014

Sylvan Learning Center

6261 Riverside Plaza Ln NW
Suite A3
Albuquerque, NM 87120
US

Cost:

FREE

A chance for parents to share their love of books and reading with their children in this national event, while also celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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