Tag: Dr.Seuss

Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss

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I don’t know about you but there are several times every week that my conversations (those that are both out loud and inside my head) contain some sort of seuss-ism. Dr. Seuss has inspired life lessons for more than just children.

I know of a company that requires their employees to read “Green Eggs and Ham”, a book that is made up of just 50 words to be used as a source of inspiration and persistence.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, knew all to well about not giving up. Dr. Seuss first book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” was rejected a total of 29 times before he found someone to publish it. Can you imagine a world without Dr. Seuss books?

Every year we look forward to watching the Dr. Seuss Classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” Musicals are based on his works and the word “nerd” was created by Dr. Seuss in his book “If I Ran the Zoo”. Just yesterday morning, I woke up to the sound of rain and thought “how am I going to keep my girls entertained on this cold, cold, wet day“. Yet another seuss-ism.

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Today, March 2nd, is the 111th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He wrote 46 children’s books, not including the new book “What Pet Should I Get?”, soon to be to be released on July, 28, 2015. He’s books have made such an impact that his birthday has been adopted by the National Education Association as the annual date for National Read Across America Day.

Here are 30 Dr. Seuss quotes that serve as a reminder of how Dr. Seuss can change your life. This wonderful infographic is from mamiverse.com. The life lessons that come out of Dr. Seuss books are incredible in so many ways, enjoy!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 is on March 2, 2015.  Oh, the Places You’ll Go. the Dr. Seuss classic, has been the chosen book for this year’s celebration.

 
Get involved with NEA’s Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd — Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

 Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people.


Here’s what you can do:

Take the Pledge:

Help create a nation of readers – Take the Read Across Pledge, and tell NEA your plans for celebrating Read Across America Day, they’ll publish them so others can be inspired by your event.

Attend an event:

Lakeshore Learning Centers nationwide will host a Dr. Seuss Celebration on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Take part in a Dr. Seuss storytime every hour on the hour. Make a Cat in the Hat mask and a “Hat’s Off pencil holder. Don’t forget to use their BOGO 50% off coupon code 9695 for your purchases from 2/26/15 thru 3/1/15.

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Irvine University Park Libary will “Seuss-abrate” their favorite author Dr. Seuss on March 1st from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm with a fun afternoon of books, crafts, and activities. We will read “Green Eggs and Ham” together at 3pm and then have fun with activities based on Dr. Seuss books. For kids ages 3 – 8. Free! No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin will host a FREE Dr. Seuss birthday & Read Across American event on March 2nd at 3:30 pm,  come in to enjoy a book reading  and Dr. Seuss related arts & crafts.

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Pottery Barn celebrates Read Across America Day! This year on March 2nd from 11:00 am – 11:30 am*, they will be tipping their hats to Dr. Seuss and celebrating his birthday with a special storytime. Kids will enjoy Dr. Seuss classics an crafting activities, plus they’ll take home a special Certificate of Participations. *New York Store has storytime at 10:00 am

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Pretend City has activities scheduled throughout the day. On March 2nd enjoy Sensational Story Time: Join us in the library every hour for a reading of Oh, The Places You’ll Go. See what adventures are in store for your little ones as we map out the places they would like to travel to, Good to Grow Game: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” What direction will you choose to go in? See you can make it through the Seussville maze and Picture Perfect: Let your child share their dreams in this fun and interactive photo op with the Seussville characters! Don’t forget to swing by the art studio to make your very own high flier!

RSVP’s are not required, Fees are Included with museum admission. You can purchase tickets hereDress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character to receive $1 off general admission! 

Grown-up Tip: Looking for a fun way to travel the United States without the travel? Visit Seussville and play the “Oh The Places!” Game with your school aged child. They will have fun testing their knowledge of the states.

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Barnes & Noble will host storytime & activities nationwide on March 2nd at 7:00 pm.

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Cypress Library will host a Family Film Club to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday on March 2nd from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Watch The Lorax (PG), in the meeting room. Children and families are welcome. Registration is encouraged at the Info Desk. for more information call 714 826-0350

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Or locate a bookstore event near you through Seussville.com

Make your own event: 

Go to Plan a Reading Event for Read Across America for tips and ideas to help you plan a Seussational event.


This is also a great time to take your family to see Seussical the Musical at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from February 28 , 2015 through March 8 , 2015.

Be sure to follow Read Across America on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica.

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Moving Mountains

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is conducting a nationwide search for kids who move mountains and STEAM ahead every day by excelling in Science,Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

If you know a kid who moves mountains, you can nominate them at www.KidsMovingMountains.com. Dr. Seuss Enterprises is recognizing STEAM thinking children across the nation with a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship, a trip to Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park, and a once-in-a-lifetime ride on the Goodyear Blimp!

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 You can nominate the STEAMtastic kids in your life who are legal residents of the 50 US/DC and are 13 years of age or older as of time of entry at www.KidsMovingMountains.com.

Minors must have parent’s/legal guardian’s permission to participate. Entrant’s nominees must be between 5-18 years of age.

Contest starts 3/2/15 at 12:00 PM ET and ends 3/29/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Sweepstakes starts 3/30/15 at 12:00 AM ET and ends 4/12/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

See Official Rules at www.kidsmovingmountains.com for complete details, including entry instructions,

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Seussical the Musical

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Last night, we were invited guests for a special viewing of Seussical the Musical, presented by 3D Theatricals at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. Seussical the Musical begins tonight and stars none other than CATHY RIGBY as THE CAT IN THE HAT!

Seussical the Musical is based on the on many of the much-loved books of Dr. Seuss. The Tony-nominated musical takes you through a journey of such books as: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Oh the Thinks you can Think and more.

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The musical was colorful and spirited, my favorite number of the musical was “Havin’ a Hunch”….it was simply amazing! I must say how much I loved “Horton” played by Matthew Downs, Jojo, played by Grant Westcott was outstanding and Cathy Rigby is absolutely stunning in this role.

The musical started at 8:00 pm which is normally my girls bedtime but they loved it. I loved the uplifting and encouraging message of the musical. The message of being true to yourself and daring to think beyond the box was very well put together. If you’re looking for a fun family evening – take the kids, they and you will love it!

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The musical starts tonight, February 7, 2015 and runs through February 22 , 2015 at PLUMMER AUDITORIUM, the musical then moves on to the REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER for a run from February 28 , 2015 through March 8 , 2015.

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