National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)- march 2, 2022 Activities, History, Celebration

Happy Dr. Seuss Day! March 2nd is a day to celebrate the work of Theodor Geisel who wrote and illustrated 41 children’s books under the pen name, Dr. Seuss. It has been 28 years since his death and in celebration, we will be discussing some things you might not know about this beloved author and illustrator:

1) National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) was established by Congress on December 7th, 1990 in recognition that “the joy of reading should be shared with all children.”

2) The second Tuesday in March was chosen because it is close to Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2nd, 1904).

3) In 1999, President Clinton awarded Dr. Seuss the National Medal of Arts for his contribution to children’s literature.

History Of National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) 

Children of all ages are encouraged to celebrate National Read Across America Day on March 2nd. The birthday of Dr. Seuss, this day was created as part of an initiative by NEA, and schools across America have been celebrating since it began in 2002 with children reading creatively among other things like studying maths or English vocabulary words from classic books such as “Green Eggs and Ham.” However when Saturday lands right next week (because weekends don’t count) then we’ll honor that instead!

The first National Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998. It’s a day where we as Americans come together to celebrate the gift of literacy and reading in our country – something which has been so important for generations!

Today we’re going to be talking about National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day), what is it and how can we participate.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss which include “Cat in The Hat” and Green Eggs and Ham”. He is also well-known as a political cartoonist with works published weekly during World War II in “PM” and “The New York Post”.

In honor of his birthday, Theodor Geisel’s official website created a resource page with additional information on what you can do to celebrate. They suggest that families plan activities for the day including reading together, doing math problems from Dr. Seuss’s books, or creating art inspired by them! In addition, they also have a list of recommended books you can read.

Have fun celebrating Dr. Seuss Day!

Theodor Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist who created 41 children’s picture books under the pen name Dr. Seuss which are widely known for their imagination and creativity including “Cat in The Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham”.

He is also well-known for his political cartoons which were published weekly during World War II in “PM” and “The New York Post”.

In honor of Theodor Geisel’s birthday, his official website has created a resource page with additional information on what you can do to celebrate. They suggest that families plan activities for the day including reading together, doing math problems from Dr. Seuss’s books, or creating art inspired by them! In addition, they have a list of recommended books you can read.

This motivational and awareness day calls all children in every community across the United States to celebrate reading. It encourages them to read wherever they are by putting books everywhere you spend time or tucking some away for later use! Great ways include:

Encourage Your Child To Get A Library Card – If your local library offers cards, encourage family members who don’t go there often enough yet (you!) to get themselves an account with at least one free book on it so that way no matter what if something comes up during these stressful times everyone has options.

Look for a book you haven’t read in a while or one that is new to the series of an old favorite.

Visit the library often. Knowing how to use a library and learning all of its benefits fosters an appreciation for reading, while simultaneously teaching children that they are part of something bigger than themselves when volunteering at their local branch!

National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) Activities

Join your local library on Saturday morning and participate in Interactive Storytelling! All children are welcome, so grab some books to share with the kids or read one yourself. You can also get more into this great event by joining organizations like Reading is Fundamental (RIF). It’s fun for all ages – even adults love RIFA programs because they encourage literacy while building community too!

The best way to get your book slump out of the way is by rereading a beloved classic. You may find new insights and understanding about what happened in-between chapters, which will make the experience more rewarding than ever! If reading aloud feels too intimidating at first try reading silently so you can focus on each word without being distracted from how beautiful they sound together as words become sounds through proper pronunciation. This should also improve how well we perform for people who are watching us read when there isn’t much room left over for imagination (think: preschoolers).

Conclusion

 Today is National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day), so read wherever you are! Get a library card if your local branch offers them, or buy a new book to read today.

Celebrate by rereading an old classic and let the words take you away! Join your local library on Saturday morning for Interactive Storytelling or RIF programs like Reading is Fundamental (RIFA). You can also host your program with family members so everyone has something fun to do while doing what they love most – reading!

If sharing books doesn’t seem too appealing at first try silently reading together so you can focus solely on each word’s pronunciation without being distracted from how beautiful it sounds when put together as words become their meanings through proper enunciation. Finally, remember that every child deserves access to literature because of how influential it becomes in our education system which makes us better people in turn.

Today is National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day), so read wherever you are! Get a library card if your local branch offers them, or buy a new book to read today.

Celebrate by rereading an old classic and let the words take you away! Join your local library on Saturday morning for Interactive Storytelling or RIF programs like Reading is Fundamental (RIFA). You can also host your program with family members so everyone has something fun to do while doing what they love most – reading!

If sharing books doesn’t seem too appealing at first try silently reading together so you can focus solely on each word’s pronunciation without being distracted from how beautiful it sounds when put together as words become their meanings through proper enunciation. Finally, remember that every child deserves access to literature because of how influential it becomes in our education system which makes us better people in turn.

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