Posted on March 1, 2018 by Bonnie Steiner
The iconic day when teachers, therapists, parents, and of course - students - get to celebrate the wonders of reading is almost here. Friday, March 2nd is National Read Across America Day. This is one of our favorite days since our entire BT team LOVES to read. We have a few fun suggestions for those who are looking for ways to celebrate with your students and families.
Share your #Shelfie
We are celebrating by sharing #shelfies on our social media pages these next few days. What's a #shelfie, you ask? It's our way of sharing our love of reading by posting a selfie with our book & shelf on social media. Check out a few of our team shelfies:
We encourage you to share a #shelfie with us by posting in the comments section below, or sharing with us by tagging "Bilingual Therapies
" on Facebook or mentioning @bilingualthera
on Twitter. Be on the lookout after you share with us - you might just spot your #shelfie on our social pages!
Celebrate different cultures by incorporating diverse books into your lessons and sessions. Have your kids bring in or suggest books they read at home, or reach out to parents to find out. There are a number of online resources and book suggestions from other educators, parents, and therapists
. Here are a few of the sites we recommend:
Good Reads - Best Multicultural Books for Children
How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books
Disability in Kid Lit
We Need Diverse Books
Besides posting on social media and incorporating fun, diverse books into your sessions, there are many other ways to observe Read Across America Day. Try incorporating dramatic play
while you read with your kids, or integrate a theme into your reading efforts, like this pirate idea
How else do YOU Read Across America? Share your favorite idea with us in the comment section below or on our social pages! Read More »