Listen to This, We Say: It’s National Dr. Seuss Day!
Well, technically Dr. Seuss day is March 2nd, but we're celebrating today!
In fact, schools all across our nation are celebrating the legendary children's author today with read-a-thons, character parties, and presentations all dedicated to the one responsible for the beloved characters like Cat In The Hat, Horton, The Lorax, and The Grinch.
With his books translated into 17+ languages and over 650 million sold, Dr. Seuss's contribution to children's literacy is unmatched. Dr. Seuss's legacy is even experiencing a resurgence among high school students. His book Oh, The Places You'll Go is being read to high school seniors on their last day of school, and usually evokes many tears accompanying the realization of their childhood coming to an end. Therefore, it's no surprise that the National Education Association's Read Across America initiative coincides with Dr. Seuss Day.
The Read Across America initiative promotes awareness of the importance reading has on children. It's necessary that a love of reading is instilled as early as possible. Seussville.com partnered with the NEA have provided so many great ideas about how to get kids involved!
As Dr. Seuss famously said,
"The more things you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."