National Reading Day!

 On January 23, 2015, celebrate National Reading Day! National Reading Day is an annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children and is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States.

We will be Celebrating at Head Start, and can't wait to see their excitment!
 
Here are three ideas for how to get involved:
1.Contact a local school, library or early grade literacy groups to learn how to participate in National Reading Day events.
2.Give new or gently used age-appropriate books to local reading programs at schools, libraries, child care centers and community centers.
3.Sponsor a local child with books for one year for only $25 through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
 
Why is reading so important?  Because young children who aren’t strong readers by 4th grade are more likely than their peers to drop out of high school. Reading to and with children improves reading skills and comprehension and bolsters a love of reading and learning.
 
Research proves that caring volunteers working with students of all ages, have the power to help kids boost academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future. I hope you will celebrate National Reading Day by getting involved in reading with young children. Happy reading!
 
Watch for pictures on our Facebook and website Gallery! We will be distributing books at Head Start!