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Celebrate “Read Across America”

February ends our Black History Celebration, but March begins our nation’s largest celebration of reading. It is known as “Read Across America. 

Read Across America was launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA). Although most educators celebrate “Dr. Suess Week” for one week, beginning February 28, 2022, Southeastern Community Action Partnership, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start Program encourages, promote, and implement reading year-round. Reading is something we do, every day.

There are many advantages to reading.  An article on the Healthline website, written by  Rebecca Joy Stanborough, (on October 15, 2019), states that reading is not just a matter of pleasure, but it has mental and physical benefits beyond enjoyment.  Some of these benefits include lengthening of lifespan, alleviating depression, aiding with sleep, reducing stress, strengthening the brain, and building vocabulary.

We encourage you to visit the National Education Association website, as they promote reading every month of the year with recommended activities and books, for you and your family to enjoy.

Our centers are celebrating, this week, with some extra special fun activities:  Thing One and Thing 2 Day, Read my T-shirt Day, Tacky Day, Twin Day, Grinchiest Green Day, Ugly sock day, and Career Day Character Day, Fox in Socks Day, Put me in a Zoo (Animal Print) Day – to name a few. Additionally, some community helpers will be reading virtually on our Facebook platforms. Thank you for sharing in this special week!