OCEAN, N.J. (3/3/08) - For the fifth straight year, the Kean University football team has participated in the National Education Association's Read Across America Day in celebration of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss's birthday.
The Cougar football team went to Wayside Elementary School of Ocean Township School District, where 19 players and coaches visited 18 classrooms to read books by Dr. Seuss and discuss the importance of reading to the kindergarten through fourth grade students.
NEA launched the Read Across America program in 1997. The nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, who epitomizes a love of learning. Dr. Seuss's use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful.