PINE BELT (WDAM) - March 2 was the late children's author Dr. Seuss's birthday, and the entire country celebrated "Read Across America" Day.
Thousands of celebrities and volunteers visited schools to read favorite books all with the goal of building a nation of readers.
Virtually every study on reading confirms that reading boosts imagination and creativity, exposes us to new ideas and connects us to the rest of the world.
Reading aloud to babies contributes to the development of their growing brains and helps provide a good start toward a lifelong love of reading and help with speech development.
Reading aloud to children helps develop language and listening skills and provides them with an excellent role model.
Reading together with children of any age can also generate lively discussion.
Consider This: While one day designated to emphasize reading is positive for many reasons, parents can and should model their enjoyment of reading every day.
Reading is an enjoyable way to spend quality time with a child an expand their imagination and creativity.