Christiansburg’s Sylvan Learning and Chick-Fil-A celebrate “Read Across America” day
Annually on March 2, Dr. Suess’ birthday, the NEA celebrates “Read Across America” day, a day that motivates and creates awareness for every child in every community to progress in their reading skills by reading more. It is the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen.
“According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is practice.” (“Facts about Children’s Literacy.” www.NEA.org.)
Sylvan Learning of Christiansburg wants to get involved with the New River Valley community in helping to promote the effectiveness of reading and students’ learning. Megan Foust, Center Director of Sylvan Learning of Christiansburg, will be holding a public reading at the local Christiansburg Chick-Fil-A. The first fifty children to come in will receive a scholastic book, “Splat the Cat Sings Flat.” She will be dressed as Cat in the Hat to read two Dr. Seuss books to honor his birthday and his involvement with education and illiteracy through publishing the entertaining children’s’ book which contained two-hundred-twenty important words for children to learn, “The Cat in the Hat.” There will also be activities and giveaways throughout the evening for children of all ages. The reading will take place Monday March 4, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:00 during Chick-Fil-A’s Family Night.
– Submitted by Sylvan Learning of Christiansburg
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