Freeholder Melinda Kane joined first grade students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School for a special Dr. Seuss reading session in recognition of “Read Across America.” The Read Across America program was started by the National Education Association 23 years ago, and aims to foster a nation of readers, focusing on motivating children to read through special activities, partnerships, and reading resources.
“Reading is a critical component in a child’s development throughout all subjects and across their entire education,” Kane said. “This is a fantastic opportunity to share some of our favorite stories with our students and help to inspire a love of reading.”
Kane and the students read from their favorite books by Dr. Seuss – a mainstay of Read Across America events since its inception. The visit is intended to motivate students to open the doors to both fun and achievement by picking up a book.