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January 23, 2014 is National Reading Day!

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.

National Reading Day organization offers some tips and activities for parents and teachers:

  • Select an author whose books are popular with your students. Make sure that you have plenty of those books available for children to read a couple of weeks before National Reading Day.
  • Wear hats! Kids have a great time when they wear a hat that relates to their favorite book.
  • Have a book exchange, in school or with neighbors and friends. Students bring in gently used books, and those books are put into a book exchange. The students then take turns selecting books from the book exchange.


Learn more and find more activities at or on Facebook.

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