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National Reading Day - 2 March

Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; readas one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead. attributed to Cicero by goodreads.com

We often hear that the best way to learn is by doing, and for many things that may be true. However, the easiest way to learn is to read! It may also be the most important learning skill. More than one educational leader has extolled the importance of reading to education! Research indicates that reading problems can also impact a child’s mathematical abilities (even beyond word problems).

Dr. Seuss was the pen name of Theodor Geisel. His birthday was 2 March and that has become National Reading Day! If you are reading this you already know the value of being able to read, but may have forgotten the joy of traveling by book.

Grab your favorite beverage, your favorite smoke, and crack open a book. It can be an old favorite or one you’ve been waiting to read. Remember what Dr. Seuss said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” I’m reaching for my copy of Alice in Wonderland now.


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