Read Across America: Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat!
The Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn Program is proud to partner with Communities in Schools, the Richmond Public Library, the Chesterfield Education Association and the Children’s Museum of Richmond for Read Across America events on March 1 and 2.
Friday, March 1: Fairfield Court Elementary School, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
The Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn Program will partner with Communities in Schools for a Read Across America event at Fairfield Court Elementary. Over 30 volunteers will be on hand to read to each class and ensure that each student will receive a book. A very special guest, The Cat in the Hat, will make appearances as well!
Friday, March 1: Richmond Public Library, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
The Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch at 101 E. Franklin Street is hosting a fun-filled birthday party for Dr. Seuss. Kids can see Cat in the Hat wear a silly hat and participate in games, crafts, and more. Snacks provided. Ages 2 and up. Groups can call for reservations at 646.4768.
Saturday, March 2: Children’s Museum of Richmond Chesterfield, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
A special event will take place at CMoR’s Chesterfield location, in partnership with the Chesterfield Education Association. The day will include Cat in the Hat appearances and Dr. Seuss-themed activities. Guest readers will hold story times throughout the day and multiple languages will be represented. Children who participate in this are encouraged to bring a book for the Greater Richmond Children’s Book Bank.
“The Community Idea Stations' Ready To Learn Program is pleased to be able to bring The Cat in the Hat to Richmond to celebrate Read Across America Day,” says Ready To Learn Coordinator, Trish Reed. “We all know how vital good reading skills are to success in school and the Cat’s appearance will be an exciting, fun way to get children interested in reading.”
About Read Across America
Read Across America is a nationwide program by The National Education Association that helps children discover the joy of reading. It takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, and draws more than 45 million participants.
About Ready To Learn
The Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn program prepares children for success in school through the reach of Public Broadcasting. The objectives of Ready To Learn are to empower parents to become their child’s first teacher, promote healthy television viewing habits, and instill a literacy mindset among families and caregivers. Ready To Learn is committed to fulfilling the education goal that all children will attend school ready to learn.