By: Kym Grinnage - email
I think most of us remember the first time we heard the name Dr. Seuss and if that doesn't ring a bell, maybe the "Cat in the Hat" will fix that!
Each year the National Education Association or NEA sponsors Read Across America on 3/2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The mission of Read Across America is to motivate children to read 365 days a year.
Politicians, community leaders, community volunteers, athletes, parents, caregivers and grandparents take time to visit a school or place of learning to read aloud to kids. At a time when so much of our attention is focused on the many screens in our lives, it good to take a break and help children experience the joy of reading.
This week I had the opportunity to visit with the students of the Friends Association for Children. FRIENDS serves nearly 1,000 children, ages six weeks to 17 years old with a goal of helping them gain the critical literacy and developmental skills that they will need to succeed in school and in life. We know that successful students make successful adults.