March is Reading Month

March is celebrated as National Reading Month as a time to encourage children of all ages to pick up a book and read.

Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Teachers will design contests, family literacy events, and even pajama and pillow days to provide cozy mornings of uninterrupted reading.

Reading is vital to a successful education and lays the foundation to a rewarding future. Learning to read at a young age has been shown to increase a student’s ability to remember facts, comprehend information and be successful in both school and his or her career.