“ Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. ”
– Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

The month of March is NATIONAL READING MONTH.

As our children grow and learn in this digital age, literacy remains the foundation for their individual life journeys. Did you know that there are more than 25 million U.S. children not reading proficiently! We need creative solutions that engage young learners to read. So I encourage parents, grandparents and other adults to help children find their love and passion for reading. The best way is to read to your child. Find books that will spark their imagination, inspire them and give them the desire to pick up a book on their own.

On March 2nd it was Read Across America Day, marked yearly on the birthday of timeless author Dr. Seuss. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh the Places You’ll Go. I encourage everyone to read this book. You are never too old! I have given this book to a newborn and encourage parents to read it to them throughout the years. They also receive another book that they can give to their child’s teacher each year. I ask them to please pick a page of their choice and write something in the book that impressed them about the child or a favorite memory they would like to share or something that made the child stand out that year. So when the child graduates, the child will receive this book and have all the memories of the school years that will help them reflect and then move forward with confidence as they read all the comments.