Parents and children celebrate Dr. Suess' 111th Birthday
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
The rhyming, loveable phrases of Dr. Seuss live on. The famed children's author would have turned 111 on Monday. No doubt your little ones have been celebrating his birthday in preschool or daycare this week.
Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, continues to inspire readers of all ages. For in his words, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."
Pediatricians, educators, and leaders right here in south Mississippi all agree - the earlier you can start reading to a child, even as infants, the better. The National Association of Educators supplies parents with all sorts of tools to help celebrate Dr. Seuss during this Read Across America week.
On the Seussville site, parents will find a "Fox in Socks" game in which you can help your toddler identify the words that rhyme. One fish, two fish blue fish - there's also one to help sharpen those counting skills. And there are others, perfect for toddlers - excellent ways to make learning fun.
As we celebrate Dr. Seuss, parents are encouraged to pick up a book and read with their children. To learn how you can celebrate, click here.