As we all know the week of March 2nd through the 6th is "Read Across America" week where classrooms all across the country honor Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd and then use this beloved author's birthday as a way to kick off a week of encouraging children to read in and outside of the classroom.

Many school's in the Cedar Valley are participating in this by inviting guest readers to join them in the classrooms and read to younger kids and explain why reading is important to them. Our own Tiffany Kay from K 98.5 and James Patrick from 97.7 KCRR have visited classrooms in the Cedar Valley to share their passions for reading.

Tiffany Kay from Marks in the Morning on K 98.5 visited Mrs. Wellman and Mrs. Neverman's first grade classes at St. Joseph’s primary school in Raymond to read the book "Arthur Writes A Story." As an avid reader to this day, Tiffany got to share her passion of reading with one of her favorite childhood characters with the kids. Tiffany shared with the kids that reading is important "because it allows your mind to be creative and to create your own movie in your head and without reading life wouldn't be as fun!"

James Patrick of 97-7 KCRR read to Mrs. Ott & Mrs. Hesse’s 2nd Grade Classroom in Readlyn. The book was “Snowmen at Night” which asks the question – Why do snowmen look different day after day? Do they go out and play at night? What do they do when we’re not watching them?

Afterwards, he told the 7 and 8 year old’s the importance of reading in how it relates to radio broadcasting --- reading, writing, re-writing, proofreading, and then getting the finished product on the air.”

Make sure to make the importance of reading known to your kids and have fun with it during this week! Happy "Read Across America" week!