Kiddie Academy Celebrates Read Across America Week  

Celebrated during the first week of March for the last 26 years, Read Across America Week shines the spotlight on the importance of literacy among children. This week-long celebration aims to inspire your child to turn the page and explore the wonderful world of books.

To help create this positive association with reading, Kiddie Academy leaders visited Kiddie Academy of Abingdon to read to the children. Among those was President of Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care, Joshua Frick.

“I love visiting Kiddie Academy classrooms. It’s so heartwarming to see children eager to learn—they did not just listen to the book, but were engaged with each page,” said Frick. “It shows how impactful our educators are and how well they feed that desire to learn.”

Several books were read throughout their visit including “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle and “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae.

“When children are exposed to reading from a young age, they build a foundation that makes them more likely to develop a love of reading which can lead to better educational outcomes.” said Joy Turner, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy, who read to the 2-year-old classroom that day.

At Kiddie Academy, we understand the importance of Read Across America Week in promoting literacy, diversity, community, and memorable learning experiences. Our curriculum and dedicated educators work tirelessly to foster a love for reading and provide engaging literacy activities all year round. Check out our next literacy event, Storytime LIVE, this summer.

Check out more photos of this event taken by The Baltimore Sun here.

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