“Go Away Big Green Monster” a Crowd Favorite During Read Across America Event at KYRC
In the Koch-Young Resource Center’s first year participating in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on March 2, children and their parents were treated to a reading of “Go Away Big Green Monster,” a favorite read of many of the young children served by Lanterman Regional Center.
“For young children, reading with an adult is the gateway to developing language, gaining vocabulary, and promoting literacy. Picking up a good book is also a great way to spend quality time with your child helping them learn new things or just growing their imagination,” shares KYRC Librarian Parisa Samaie.
The goal of Read Across America is to build a nation of readers though a year-round program that focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships and reading resources. The nationwide March 2 celebration was lead by First Lady Michelle Obama and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel who welcomed a star-studded lineup of readers and 400 local schoolchildren to the Library of Congress.
Participants in the KYRC’s event also made their own monster puppets after the book reading.
The Koch-Young Resource Center’s second story time event featured a reading of “How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?” in late May. Children were invited to write get well cards to the dinosaur after the reading.