As we start 2014, I wanted to share some ideas for celebrating the love of reading with our students and with friends around the world. First,The Washington Post’s KidsPost January 1st article highlights some fun days of celebration throughout the year, and I am confident I can find books to tie in with each of these themes! For example, reading Eric Carle’s 10 Little Rubber Ducks for January 13th Rubber Duck Day, and Ferris Wheel!: George Ferris and his Amazing Invention by Dani Sneed for Ferris Wheel Day on February 14th.
Dr. Seuss‘s birthday is March 2nd and as he’s quoted as saying, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
There are two celebrations in March to foster a love of reading, and the first is in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday: Read Across America Day is slated for March 3, 2014.
The second celebration is sponsored by LitWorld : World Read Aloud Day … scheduled for March 5, 2014.
I am looking forward to celebrating a love of reading with my students all week — and hope to Skype with many wonderful teacher-librarians around the USA!
Lastly, Read Across Maryland is typically declared by the Governor of Maryland for the entire month of March, so a am looking forward to finding out about this year’s program (the site has not yet been updated with 2014 information as January 1) and encouraging my students to continue reading – simply for the joy of it!
Happy New Year and Happy Reading!