Worlds with wizards and medieval castles. A group of entrepreneurial teenagers starting their own babysitting business. A young girl masquerading as a boy aboard a 17th century ship. Though vastly different universes, these plotlines all have one thing in common: they can be found in books. Every year, the National Education Association (NEA) hosts the Read Across America Day during the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday in order to promote awareness of these compelling worlds children and young adults can escape to in books.
Founded in the late 1990s as a counterpart to football pep rallies, Read Across America is meant to celebrate the act of reading in the same way that we often celebrate sports. It’s meant to get school-aged children pumped about sitting down criss-cross apple sauce and opening up a book that reveals a new world to them. The NEA has some great tips on how to make Read Across America a true event at your school; check them out here. We’ve got some ideas of our own up our sleeves: have a look at just a few of the Dr. Seuss goodies on sale in our store, make your celebration that much more fun.
Reward students for participating in Read Across America with these festive Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham Certificates, and let them know about the “Places they’ll go” when they read.
Help them mark the spot in their book so they can pick up their adventure for later with these great magnetic bookmarks branded with beloved Seuss characters.
Give them a fun way to jot down notes about characters, themes, plot points, and more with these lovely little memo pads.
Everyone can use a new pencil, and these Dr. Seuss writing utensils with the oversized erasers will make a great addition to any student’s stash of school supplies. Get them here!
To see our full line of Dr. Seuss products, check out our Read Across America school supplies! Reward what really matters: reading, and get your students excited about curling up with a good book by giving out these fabulous incentives.