Theodor Seuss Geisel is known as Dr. Seuss by many small children and even adults who remember reading his books as children. For some people, his books were the first books they read all by themselves. From Go Dog Go to The Lorax, these stories read simple with their contagious rhyming, but they offered the reading so much more meaning.
How could you know if green ham was bad if you have never tried it? Teaching children to try new food their parents might give them. Does the Lorax's tail about the environment still hold true today? The complexity that lives inside these books are this discussed today by children and adults.
So, how can you celebrate Dr. Seuss Day? You can simply just pick up a book and read or read together with your family and friends. Luckily, there are many events taking place in honor of this national day for reading and other library events that help promote reading. So check one out!
- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - Maritime Explorium - Port Jefferson - March 2
- Read Across America - Long Island Children's Museum - Garden City - March 2
- Monday Minnows - The Whaling Museum and Education Center - Cold Spring Harbor - March 3, 10, 24
- Story Time 3-5 Years - Locust Valley Library - Locust Valley - March 5 (every Wednesday)
- Story Time 2-3 Years - Locust Valley Library - Locust Valley - March 5 (every Wednesday)
- Family Story Time - Patchogue-Medford Library - Patchogue - March 10 (every Monday)
How will you celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday? Tell us in the comments below!
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