Read to Your Child 20 Minutes a Day from Children's Magazines

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Today is the annual "Read to Your Child Day," a reading motivation day celebrated on the anniversary of beloved author Dr. Seuss's birthday. For this special occasion Internet retailer is featuring children's magazines to encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children 20 minutes a day.

Children who are read to three or four times a week are more likely to count to 20, recognize all the letters of the alphabet, write their own names and have an overall higher rate of success at school than children who are not read to, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Education.

In an effort to motivate parents and other caregivers to regularly read to their children the National Education Association annually sponsors "Read to Your Child Day" every March 2 as a part of the "Read Across America" program. is participating in this year's "Read to Your Child Day" by offering award-winning children's magazine subscriptions at significantly discounted prices. Featured magazine titles include Sports Illustrated Kids, National Geographic Kids, Highlights for Children, Highlights High Five, Your Big Backyard, Ranger Rick, Ladybug, Babybug, Click and many more.

About is a privately-held company based in Franklin, Tenn. Major investors in are Anderson Media, one of the top U.S. wholesale distributors of magazines, music, books, and videos and Time Inc., publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines.

With more than 1,900 titles available, offers people a fun, easy way to discover new magazines and helps them track subscriptions. is the leading independent agent selling subscriptions, serving customers online at and by telephone at 800-MAGAZINES (800-624-2946.)


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