One of my favorite children’s authors is Dr. Seuss. Many years ago, we began celebrating Dr. Seuss Week in our school. We invite community leaders to join us and read their favorite Dr. Seuss book. In addition, each day we have a special theme, such as Red Shirt Day, Crazy Hair Day, or even Crazy Socks Day! The children and staff “love” the opportunity to dress up!
A little bit of information on Dr. Seuss: Theodor Seuss Geisel, born March 2, 1904, was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.
His last book, What Pet Should I Get?, was just published last year, nearly two decades after his death. Dr. Seuss knew how to make learning to read an adventure. In this day of high technology, X-Boxes, and iPhones, we shouldn’t forget about the enjoyment you can get form simply reading a book… or reading a book to your child!
Ryan and I have a fun game that we play about Dr. Seuss. Whenever he is going to eat something unhealthy, such as ice cream, brownies, or a cookie, he’ll say to me: “Would you eat this ice cream in a tree? On a house? In the rain? On a train?” And I always reply: “No, no, no! Never in a tree, on a house, in the rain, on a train!” Perhaps I read Green Eggs & Ham to him too many times! It’s no wonder it’s my favorite Dr. Seuss book!
Read more about Dr. Seuss here: http://www.drseussart.com/bio/
For Dr. Seuss activities you can do at home, visit: http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorClassroomResources.php?id=printables