Kate’s Corner
Feb 26 2015

  Get Ready to Read America!

While we are in the midst of cold and snow this winter –brighten up your children’s minds and their world with the wonders of Dr. Seuss! This Monday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Read Across America is the National Education Association’s (NEA) national initiative celebrating the funny, fascinating and fast paced words of Theodore Geisel – our beloved Dr. Seuss. Born on March 2, 1904 in Springville MA, Dr. Seuss is one of the world’s most prolific authors. His words have made us laugh, cry and confused for all of our lives. Wacky and wonderful, Dr. Seuss’s lyrics are thoughtful and creative inspiring costumes and movies for children and families. Beginning readers and veteran readers alike, gravitate to Dr. Seuss’s crazy characters, rhythms & rhymes and magical animals & kingdoms.

Have you ever tasted green eggs? Have you made them for your kids after reading Green Eggs and Ham? (A little food coloring is lots of fun). Who has worn a tall hat with red and white stripes or a big button identifying them as Thing 1 or Thing 2? After reading The Cat in the Hat, your children will love a hat and button! (Simple construction paper and markers.)

As adults, we can all recall our first and favorite Dr. Seuss book. Mine was One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish; I asked for it over and over and still love to read it to children today! Find your favorite Dr. Seuss book and make it special in your home. These magical books can be found in libraries, stores, on line and as part of every family’s library. Help your little one – no matter how old – find a favorite Seuss!

Even our littlest elves want the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas read to them and played on their TV and computer all year long. I have seen many Cindy Lou Whos and Grinches each Halloween. Dr. Seuss embraces all children!

There is even a Seussville in our world! Start with www.seussville.org and explore sites that offer Dr. Seuss activities, games, puzzles, recipes…something for everyone. Always fun!

Plan a party for the most fantastic birthday ever! Be part of this national celebration. Add books to your child’s collection, make the hats, and be wacky & wild as you celebrate the words of Seuss!

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” Dr. Seuss