Celebrate Read Across America–March 2012!
As 2011 ends, I think ahead to the new year and a spectacular line-up of events focused on promoting reading and literacy among children. One of these falls in March–the National Education Association’s Read Across America 2012.
What is Read Across America?
“NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. NEA’s Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year. The annual program is supported by more than 50 national nonprofit and association partners. Locally, everyone-from schools to libraries to community centers to churches to hospitals to bookstores-is invited to host local events to celebrate and promote children’s reading.”
What is “Bloggers Read Across America 2012?”
To support Read Across America, Story Quest Books will hold a special event during the month of March—“Bloggers Read Across America 2012.” We will partner with online marketing experts and children’s book bloggers to promote Read Across America’s national, regional and local activities.
Our celebration will take kick-off on March 2, 2012 and continue through the end of March. We invite bloggers to participate in guest hosting, contests and awards! We are just beginning to plan and organize daily activities and interactions on numerous social media sites.
So please mark your calendars now and feel free to comment if you have suggestions or questions. For more information about how to generate excitement for reading among America’s children and their families and about best practices for motivating and teaching reading, visit www.nea.org/readacross.
Save the Date and Stay Tuned for More Information!
Early in 2012, we’ll be lining up participants, guest hosts and activities for “Bloggers Read Across America.” Sign up now for your spot on the blog tour—enter your comments and share creative ideas and opportunities for this exciting, first-time event! I look forward to hearing from you!