Huntington Learning Center Celebrates 21st Annual Read Across America Day

On March 2, 2018, Huntington Learning Center will join millions of teachers and administrators, higher education faculty, education support professionals, students, and members of the National Education Association (NEA) to celebrate Read Across America Day. This date also marks the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss.

Now in its 21st year, Read Across America Day is an annual literary event that inspires children and adults to embrace reading as a wonderful pastime. To commemorate the day, the NEA and its partners offer reading resources and organize a range of events and activities. Throughout the year, the NEA also fosters reading by promoting events, partnerships and resources that make reading more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

“We’re proud to celebrate Read Across America Day and excited to join the members of our community in sharing the importance and joy of reading,” says CEO & Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. “Dr. Seuss inspired children everywhere with his fun and adventurous stories. On March 2 and all year long, Huntington strives to promote reading as an activity that helps students do better in school as well as something they can enjoy the rest of their lives.”

Huntington offers several suggestions for parents to encourage their children to read:

  • Be a good role model by reading as a family together and making sure your child sees you enjoying reading in your free time.
  • Talk about books at the dinner table. Engage with your child about his or her book and any favorite characters or parts. Part of the fun of reading for children, after all, is sharing thoughts and excitement when something good happens in a story. Be a listening ear.
  • Set aside an area in the home for quiet reading and relaxation. Make sure to have at least one distraction-free zone where your entire family can curl up with your books on a nightly basis.
  • Get involved in reading activities at the library or in your community. The library should have a range of activities and events for your child to enjoy like book clubs and read-a-thons.
  • Make it fun. Set the tone that reading is a special thing that your child can do and not a punishment of any kind. The more you can encourage your child to see reading as a “get to” and not a “have to,” the better.
  • Don’t restrict. As long as your child is reading, don’t be too picky about what. Magazines, comic books, newspapers and blogs are all great for reluctant readers. In other words, don’t give up if your child doesn’t take to classics or books assigned in school. Keep trying different formats and types of reading materials.

Learn more about Read Across America at www.nea.org/readacross. For more reading tips and ideas, visit www.huntingtonhelps.com.

About Huntington

Huntington is the tutoring and test prep leader. Its certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams.  Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards.  Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible.  Learn how Huntington can help at www.huntingtonhelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.  

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