This photo is on my friend Leticia's wonderful blog Tech Savvy Mama. Why? Today is the birthday of the wonderful Theodor Seuss Geisel , known to all of us as Dr. Seuss. For twelve years now, the week of Dr. Seuss's birthday ( he was born in 1904) has been "Read Across America" week, which uses Geisel's beloved books to encourage reading and a love of books.
Leticia has a wonderful set of resources for activities, books, games and teacher support for any who want to make the most of this very smart holiday. Everyone from the National Education Association, which initiated the effort, to Reading Rockets to You Tube boasts special features. Leticia even has a link to free digital book downloads!
So for heaven's sake, send every kid you know a Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss email or call them and sing happy birthday with them. Even better, hit Tech Savvy Mama and use some of the dozens of great ideas to share some quality time with them.
Oh, and, in case you forgot, here's a list of the amazing works of this remarkable man, from the Seussville website:
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins I remember this one from when I was, literally, a little girl.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Loved this one too.
The Cat in the Hat Mischief personified.
Green Eggs and Ham Great baby present for kids named Sam, except they get so many of them!
Horton Hatches the Egg My second most favorite. "An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent."
The Lorax My MOST favorite (and my kids loved it) "I am the Lorax I speak for the trees."
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss. And happy Read Across America Week to all the rest of us.