Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

First Book celebrates Read Across America Day 2011
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.

Today is Read Across America Day – the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We love Dr. Seuss, and we know you all love him too. (In fact, we can prove it scientifically.)

Here are some other ways you can celebrate:

  • First Book was proud to work with the NEA to get books into the hands of teachers and program administrators in time to help their kids celebrate Read Across America Day. Visit their website to learn more.
  • Our friends at Reading Rockets put together a Green Eggs & Ham literacy bag – a printable resource designed to encourage hands-on fun and learning centered around paired fiction and nonfiction books. There’s other fun stuff on their website, including video and e-cards.
  • Random House has a great page on their ‘Seussville’ website with reading guides for students and families, a list of national events, and more

Let us know what you’re doing to celebrate Read Across America Day!

 

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One comment on “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
  1. We actually started celebrating over the weekend by going to the Target Dr. Seuss Story Time. We came home and made Oobleck. Here are a few pictures and directions:

    http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2011/02/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-march-2.html

    Today we are making Seuss Shakes, cupcakes, do a few crafts and will certainly read a few books. This is such a fun day!