VanderWall supports March is Reading Month

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall on Monday encouraged students young and old alike to cultivate their reading habits during March is Reading Month.

“March is Reading Month is a time when we recognize the critical role reading plays in the development of our children as students and successful adults,” said VanderWall, R-Ludington. “Those who read — and who are read to at an early age — tend to become readers for life. And that means not only will they be more successful, but they also will lead more enjoyable lives.”

VanderWall said that due to the pandemic and the wide range of school schedules, he is unable to go into classrooms to read.

“I happily joined my colleagues in the Senate this year in taking a creative approach to maintain the March is Reading Month tradition, while keeping students and school staff safe,” VanderWall said. “My office has recorded videos of my reading some of the most popular March is Reading Month books that we would be happy to distribute to teachers who may be interested.”

Teachers who wish to feature the videos in their classroom can contact VanderWall’s office at [email protected] or 517-373-1725 and his staff will provide the videos and some additional resources to help celebrate March is Reading Month remotely.

VanderWall encouraged parents to get involved and join the efforts this year as well. Parents can check with their local schools or visit www.Michigan.gov/mde to learn about unique ways they can take part in reading activities along with their kids.

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