Associa Supports Kids is celebrating Read Across America Day by sharing the love of reading. But instead of just telling kids how important it is to practice this skill, our leaders to show it. For the fourth year in a row, the Associa executive team will share their favorite Dr. Seuss books with children at a local elementary school. They’ll be joined by ASK mascot Scout, who will also share his own adventure books about staying active and being safe.
Read Across America Day – a National Education Association program– is an annual awareness event that recognizes the importance, value and fun of reading by observing Dr. Seuss’ birthday every year on March 2nd. By encouraging children to read, you can have a significant impact on their future achievement. According to the National Education Association, 26 percent of children who were read to three or four times in the last week by a family member recognized all letters of the alphabet compared to 14 percent of children who were read to less frequently. And the Educational Testing Services reported that students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher math scores. These positive outcomes are why events like Read Across America Day makes a difference, and it’s also why Associa Supports Kids (ASK) participates.
Remember that any day is a good day to read to a child. Volunteer today to read at your child’s school, your grandchild’s school, or your neighborhood school and share the joy of reading. We promise that you will have fun, too.
About Associa Supports Kids
The Associa Supports Kids (ASK) program educates parents and their children about safety and sponsors youth sports activities to help kids stay active. As part of the ASK program we provide parents and their children with important safety tips in and around the home. To get kids excited about safety, Scout the ASK mascot, travels around the country to share stories and interesting safety facts and tips with kids and their parents at community events. ASK also supports National Night Out, a program designed to build partnerships between neighborhoods and law enforcement nationwide.