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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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