Tomorrow we celebrate the birthday of one of the wisest men to grace the world of children’s literature, Theodor Seuss Geisel aka “Dr. Seuss.” Along with March 2nd being this special man’s very special day, March 2nd is also the date of 2015 “Read Across America Day” created by the National Education Association. Each year the annual event coincides with Dr. Seuss’s actual birthday or the school day closest to it.
Dr. Seuss said, “Children want the same thing we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” All of which Dr. Seuss has accomplished with generations of children.
On “Read Across America Day”, schools, learning centers, and libraries across the nation bring children together to inspire, motivate, and make them aware of the joy and importance of reading. Check the websites listed below, and those in your area, for special reading events.
And, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! We love you!!
For more information on the National Education Association and Read Across America, check out, http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm
For information on events nationwide, books, and activity sheets, see Seussville, http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php
Have a great week, Everyone!
(Dr. Seuss and Cat in the Hat photo c/o facebook.com/DrSeuss)
(Read Across America/NEA photo c/o facebook.com/neareadacrossamerica)