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Ask Dr BKW - Ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday

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Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was born March 2, 1904 but most programs will plan events the whole week for the celebration. This year the celebration is from February 28 to March 7 to plan related activities to acknowledge him and books written. He was an American writer most widely known for his children’s books. His most celebrated books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and Fox in Socks. His birthday has been adopted as the annual date for the National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading by the National Education Association.

Here are some activities to celebrate his birthday.

  1. Select the books that will be read throughout the week,
  2. Go to website http://www.seussville.com for ideas educators, children, parents and other activities,
  3. Check out different Dr. Seuss books clips on YouTube such as “Green Eggs and Ham” on http://youtu.be/B32u4qrlVZQ (5:09),
  4. Invite guest reader to come and read their favorite Dr. Seuss book,
  5. Make arrangements for birthday cake or other celebration foods,
  6. Get some Cat in the Hat hats or let children make their own out of red and white construction paper, and
  7. Send home reading tips for parents as they read a Dr. Seuss book.

As you continue to make plans for Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration modify current reading activities with his books and themes. Reading is fundamental!

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