Children and adults of all ages enjoy a good story! In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday our local Rotarians from The Rotary Club of Fallbrook, read a story aloud to our Club members on Thursday, March 2nd. After enjoying a story, the children picked out a book to keep as their very own. Continuing the fun, Club members created Dr. Seuss crafts after the reading session. All totaled the Club gave approximately 700 books to Club members to take home.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is also known as Read Across America Day and is a day in which adults read a book aloud to children. The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County has Club members and the Rotary Club volunteer pick out any book they like to read. Between two and three books were read to children at all ten Boys & Girls Clubs of North County locations.
Reading aloud to children is beneficial in many ways and children spanning from kindergarten to young adults benefit from the activity. According to Carnegie Learning reading aloud builds vocabulary, improves comprehension, reduces stress, strengthens fluency, and can improve working memory.