“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” — Margaret Fuller

“National Reading Day is an annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children. National Reading Day is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States. This literacy event is designed to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need to become lifelong learners.”

Even though National Reading Day is targeting grades Pre-K through third grade, I think this is a fun way to get any age reading. In fact, wouldn’t it be fun if everyday were National Reading Day?

Ways To Celebrate National Reading Day

  1. Connect with the National Reading Day organization on Facebook to get tips and ideas. National Reading Day

  2. Contact your local library and see how they are celebrating National Reading Day and/or connect with other families to set up your own celebration like a read-A-Thon day (Read-In Day)where the kids get to do reading activities all day in their PJ’s. (Ahhh, the best.) 🙂

    Click here for a wonderful list of ideas such as putting up tents in the house to create a cozy reading space for the celebration.

  3. Pause for Paws- read to pets or animals at an animal shelter. This is sure to get your kids reading, warm their hearts, and put a smile on their face.  This is actually fun to do any time not just on National Reading Day.

  4. Connect reading to technology – Click here for some fun, on-line learning games that focus on reading skills.

  5. Unplug- No T.V. Today – Just enjoy reading on National Reading Day.

  6. Read a shirt day- wear only shirts that have words.

  7. Donate books- According to the U.S. Department of Education, 61% of low-income children do not have access to books in their home. Clean out your bookshelves and donate them to your local library or an organization like us that puts books in the hands of those that don’t have books.

Remember to have fun with this celebration and read aloud to children everyday. You will instill a love of reading and encourage life-long learning.

Let’s make a positive difference~ one word at a time.


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Source: nationalreadingday.org