Find Out the Benefits of Celebrating Dr. Seuss and Reading

Find Out the Benefits of Celebrating Dr. Seuss and Reading

Find Out the Benefits of Celebrating Dr. Seuss and Reading

3. Green Eggs and Ham contains only 50 words!

"We've gathered volunteers that will be stationed at elementary schools and community centers to read to the children", said Danielle Hogan, of the United Way of Central Maryland. You can visit his official website at www.seussville.com for more interactive games and books.

At Molina Day Care they had quite an affair, a Seuss-a-thon of his stories to share. "They're going to have to read for the rest of their lives to be successful".

At Lake Forest Elementary in Greenville, local elected officials marked the occasion by reading to pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students.

Dr. Pringle says, "Reading is fundamental and reading is the keystone to everything we do and that's something we want to keep emphasizing in all we do for the children".

Each day this week, students enjoyed Dr. Seuss book themed activities. Books-A-Million got its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now operates over 250 stores in the 32 states as well as an online store at http://www.booksamillion.com. "It's nice because not every parent can be here with their child, so to come in and hang out, read and spend time with a kid is great".

Besides reading Seuss books, about a dozen kids took in a free screening of the Seuss-inspired movie "Horton Hears a Who" at Southampton Library in Upper Southampton on Wednesday night. Some classrooms even made green eggs for the occasion.

So a "Thank you" for Dr. Seuss is what we desire, from all the kids he did inspire.

Rafaela Solis, principal of Buffalo Jones, said many students in her school can not afford books, so the school hands out about 600 free books a year.

Students dressed up in different Dr. Seuss characters in honor of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Her father, Jeffrey Carrier, was on hand for the read-in to support her.

"Anything to promote it, I think, is fantastic", Mitros said.

Whether it was rhymes heard and insane outfits seen, children around the county were celebrating - and reading - as part of a yearly celebration of Dr. Seuss.

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