Each year The National Education Association sponsors “Read Across America” to promote the importance of reading in children. What better day to celebrate it on than the birthday of the most beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss! This special occasion calls for every child in every community to celebrate their love of reading!
This year schools, librarys and centers across the nation will be celebrating “Read Across America” on Monday, March 2nd. Theodore Seuss Geisel knew how important it was to motivate children to read. His first children’s book was published in 1937 called “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street”. Since then he has written and illustrated 44 children’s books including such all-time favorites as; Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat In The Hat, Horton Hears a Who and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas just to name a few. Over 200 million copies of Dr. Seuss books have found their way into the hearts and homes of people around the world.
I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books and reading them to my children brings back great memories. My kids love Read Across America because we go to our local library where everyone is wearing a big red and white striped Cat in the Hat hat! The children all sit around on mats and listen while the adult volunteers read Dr. Seuss! The kids love it!
What better way to show children the fun of reading Dr. Seuss than by actually putting on a costume and becoming the Cat In The Hat, Horton Hears a Who or The Grinch? Adults and children alike can get into the fun by wearing one of these great costumes. There you’ll find everything you need to make your “Read Across America” the best reading experience for your child.
So this year on March 2nd, put on a Cat In The Hat costume and read!