You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. – Dr. Seuss
In honor of Read Across America Day, our students shared the joy of reading in a big way with the help of our Primrose Friend Og the Bookworm!
Leading up to Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, Primrose children and families read together at home, shared favorite stories with classmates and participated in a month-long book drive as part of our annual Og’s Bountiful Books. The program is designed to raise awareness of the importance of early literacy and increase access to books for children in our community.
This year, we were thrilled to collect and donate more than 830 books to the Rochester Public Library. Our donations will be used to stock mini libraries across our community with free books for children. Thanks to the generosity of our teachers, staff, students and Primrose families who helped us make a difference!
We also celebrated Read Across America Day by welcoming several guest readers, including Rochester Mayor Kim Norton, a representative from the Rochester Honkers Baseball Club, and local firefighters. Students enjoyed “Seussical” snacks, a visit from The Cat in the Hat, and a surprise visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog! Several local news outlets, including KAAL (ABC), KTTC (NBC) and KXLT (FOX)., covered our fun event.
As part of our Primrose Balanced Learning® approach, we nurture early literacy skills and giving without expectation in our classrooms every day. At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know. Og’s Bountiful Books is just one example of how we bring the joy of helping others and giving back to life for children.