Free Resources for Read Across America Day

Posted on 03/01/2012

Not only is March 2 Dr. Seuss’ birthday, it’s also Read Across America, sponsored by the National Education Association. The purpose of Read Across America is to encourage children in every community to celebrate reading. Thankfully there are lots of free resources to help educators, parents and children put reading on the calendar every day, not just March 2.

Take the Readers Oath Do you promise to read at your desk, at home and at school, on your bean bag or bed, by the fire or pool? That’s part of the free Reader’s Oath you can find at Print it out and recite.

Score a Library of Free Children’s Books
Any child under the age of five is eligible to receive one free book every month courtesy of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. There are no income requirements in order to receive high quality, age-appropriate books. Currently over 1600 communities send new books to almost 700,000 children each month.

Free Cat in the Hat Craft
Get help bringing the wonderful story of the Cat in the Hat to life for little readers by making your own felt top hats. Find free step-by-step instructions at

Free Activity Book
Score a free Read Across America activity book featuring Dr. Seuss characters from It includes word scrambles, journal pages, a word search and more.

Free Reading Worksheets
Print free reading and comprehension worksheets for children in grade school. The resource will cultivate creativity and help them improve their reading skills. Head to to get started.

Take the Reading Pledge
Combine the magic of books and film with the new movie The Lorax, in theaters today. The Lorax partnered with the NEA to create the Read Across America Pledge. Sign up and commit to building a nation of readers.

By Alison Storm

Save $15 off purchases of $100 or more from the Disney Store. Use coupon code DMRMAR and enjoy saving on a new toy, clothes, or swimsuits. Orders of $100 or more ship for free! Coupon expires 03/31/2012.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

Post A Comment