The first week of March is always a fun week in our family! We LOVE reading, especially reading with our kids. And the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday is the perfect time to celebrate that love with our little ones! Read Across America is also celebrated around this date each year to help foster children’s love of books and reading.
And we just can’t get enough of that!
In our schools, our kids are dressing up and having fun with different Dr. Seuss classics each day this week to celebrate.
Teaching Kids to Love to Read
Helping kids love to read is so important. Reading sparks their imaginations and helps push them to learn, grow, and dream in ways they just wouldn’t believe possible otherwise. Building these early literacy skills is critical and not at all difficult to do.
In fact, just 20 minutes a day can have a huge impact, according to recent studies.
Our Favorite Books for Kids
To help celebrate this week, we’ve put together a list of some of our all-time favorite children’s books. Enjoy!
- What Do You Do With an Idea?
- What Do You Do With a Problem?
- Knuffle Bunny
- What Should Danny Do?
- The Color Monster
- Scribble Stones
- The Good Egg
- Grumpy Monkey
- The Giving Tree
- Thelma the Unicorn
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
- Elephant & Piggy
- The World Needs More Purple People
- Who You Were Made To Be
All of these books can be purchased through the Forever Freckled Amazon Storefront.
Final Thoughts – Reading Across America
Reading can take you and your child on amazing adventures – whether the places in the books you choose are real or not!
It’s so important to foster a love of reading and learning and growing.
Pro Tips: Some schools also hold their Book Fairs during this week to help foster you child’s love of reading, so make sure to check with yours and see what amazing adventures you can dream up with your kiddos!