The idea began as a way to encourage children to read in the same way pep rallies are used to drum up support for school sports. The idea was to shed light on the importance of reading, act on research showing that kids who read are more likely to succeed in school, and motivate children to see reading as an enjoyable activity.
Read Across America Day has grown considerably since it first began, and the event draws considerable support from diverse communities. In addition to NEA membership, which includes roughly 3.2 million teachers, faculty, support staff, administrators, retired educators, and students preparing to enter the education field, Read Across America Day is sponsored and supported by more than 50 national nonprofit and association partners.
At Peepers, we’re not only proud to support local teachers through our Peepers for Teachers Initiative, but we also understand that healthy eyes are essential to enjoy reading. Whether you could use a personal reminder of how much you enjoy reading, or you’re a parent or teacher planning to celebrate Read Across America Day with the children in your life, we’re pleased to recommend a variety of our trendiest styles to get everyone ready for this special and important event on March 2nd.
Before you check out local reading lists or look for events in your area, make sure to order the perfect pair of Peepers to ensure the best possible reading experience. Here are a few glasses that are sure to get you excited for Read Across America Day!
Getting Beachy with Venice
Seeing clearly is always in style, but when it comes to improving your vision, clear frames are all the rage right now. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, our trendy Venice frames provide the perfect way to prep for both Read Across America Day and your stunning spring and summer ensembles. The softly square frames won’t overwhelm your face or your outfit, thanks to crystal clear polycarbonate in pastel pink, aqua, and tan.
Shine On, You Crazy Diamond
Reading can be a spectator sport, especially for kids too young to sound out the words themselves, but when you sit down to read a book, there’s no need to shy away from the spotlight. Let your style Shine On with our most beloved frames in bold shades of glittery pink or green, as well as more traditional black and tortoise, or even trendy brown or taupe. Featured three times on Oprah’s Favorite Things, it’s no wonder these frames fly off the shelves, and you can have your own pair in time for Read Across America Day.
Focus™ Eyewear Collection
Looking fashionable while you read is a plus, but protecting your eyes is even more important. This is why you’re sure to love our Focus™ Eyewear Collection with scads of styles to choose from, each offering UV400 sun protection, and 7-layer anti-reflective coating in addition to filtering more than 40% of high-energy visible (HEV) blue light in the 400-450 nanometer range. When you want to look your best and celebrate your love of reading for Read Across America Day and beyond, Peepers is happy to deliver they stylish eyewear you need to get motivated.