The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
I don’t know about you but I loved Dr. Seuss’s books when I was younger. In fact, I still love them today. His silly rhymes and outrageous characters make everyone laugh and smile. But there are more to his stories than just rhymes and characters, there are important lessons to be learned about ourselves and life.
Today there are a number of ways that children are introduced to Dr. Seuss’s world . They can enter his world through storytimes, blockbuster movies (How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears a Who), and theme parks (Isles of Adventures in Orlando). But recently I encountered a new way of introducing children to Dr. Seuss…through Dr. Seuss day!
At the local elementary school were I volunteer, the media specialist hosted an all day program that was devoted to Dr. Seuss and the entire school got into the spirit. Many of the teachers read Dr. Seuss books to their students all week. The cafeteria provided a breakfast inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs & Ham. All the children who visited the media center got whiskers drawn on their face and were given a Dr. Seuss bookmark. And the media specialist was dressed as the Cat in the Hat. The children loved it! As a result, we could not keep the Dr. Seuss books on the shelves. As soon as a book came in, another child checked it out again.
After seeing how successful Dr. Seuss day was, I plan on implementing a Dr. Seuss day at the library where I will be working! How about you?