Read Across America week is centered around Theodor Geisel’s, better known, as Dr. Seuss, birthday – March 2. Before Dr. Seuss started publishing books with brightly colored pages, silly stories, and memorable characters that explicitly appealed to children, the concept of children’s literature was virtually nonexistent. At the time Dr. Seuss began publishing children’s books were either loaded with morals or were primers geared toward teaching children to read – neither made for very fun reading. Dr. Seuss revolutionized the way that we think about children’s books and the way that we teach children to love reading. Because of his contributions we celebrate reading and children’s literacy during the week of his birthday.
We wrapped up the week with Green Eggs and Ham Day - we asked the children to wear green. Then we celebrated with a reading "party" where we read some of our favorite books aloud to the children as they enjoyed their own "green eggs" treat! Both the books and the treat were a huge success!