On Monday, March 3, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) read to students at Green Acres Elementary School, Montowese Elementary School, Clintonville Elementary School and Ridge Road Elementary School in North Haven as part of Read Across America Day. Sponsored by the National Education Association, the annual event is meant to foster a love of reading in children. The event takes place on March 2 in celebration of the classic children’s author Dr. Seuss.
“In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I was able to spend time reading to students throughout schools in North Haven to discuss the importance of a love of reading. The children had some great questions about state government too. This day is always a wonderful experience that I look forward to every year! Reading is a critical skill that leads to future success, and I am happy to help promote literacy amongst our young students. Personally speaking, I would not be in the position I am today if it wasn’t for my love of reading – I thank my mother and teachers for that,” said Rep. Yaccarino.