Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by joining book lovers and your local school and public library for Read Across America day.
This year, the National Education Association, a group of more than 3.2 million educators who work to improve public schools, is calling on book lovers around the nation to take up The Lorax, the popular Dr. Seuss children's book published in 1971 about the lovable creature who fights to save the environment.
Share your plans for celebrating Read Across America Day with Patch or on the Read Across America pledge site. NEA and Lorax' publisher, Random House, also have lesson plans and lots of other materials, resources and printable activities for teachers, parents and kids.
The Garden City Public Library encourages youngsters this month to stop by the children's room and check out a book to celebrate the famous children's book author and his "timeless work." Borrow one of Dr. Seuss' books, whether it be The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! plus many more.
The Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) is hosting a Read Across America celebration Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a day devoted to the importance of reading. Participants of all ages can design their own Dr. Seuss hat and enjoy other Dr. Seuss-inspired activities, illustrate and write an adventure story, meet Max the Bunny and create a reading chart to use at home. This event is free with museum admission.
What's your favorite children's book? What are you doing to celebrate the joy of reading? Let us know in the comments.