Across Ventura County, children honor Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day

  • Across Ventura County, children honor Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day

Across Ventura County, children honor Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day

Dr. Seuss's birthday is also "Read Across America" Day, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2.

According to the Minot Public Library, at the time Seuss started publishing, most books for beginning readers were very structured using the standard words that children were learning in school.

This event coincides with the birthday of one of the most famous children's book authors, Dr. Seuss.

"Just to be role models and to show them the importance of reading and the peer relationship of a big kid taking time to come read to a little kid".

"I think it was great", Moeller said. Seeing older students, whom they look up to, having fun reading, was meant to help instill a love of reading in the elementary students. She says she was blown away by the party her students put on. "If you can teach your child to read you can teach them to learn anything".

KEZI 9 News visited O'Hara Catholic School, where second graders were listening to Dr. Seuss books.

Dr. Seuss specialized in lighthearted literature.

"(Seuss) made a large impact", said Pierce.

Thousands of schools and libraries across the nation are celebrating Read Across America Day. Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel was born 114 years ago today in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Each year the National Education Association or NEA sponsors Read Across America on 3/2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. These activities recognize the fantastic reading lives students have built for themselves.

Kawata's mother, Tara Moore, said she brought Kawata to the event to give her something to do that "gets her out of the house".

The Marshall Community Library will offer story hour featuring Dr. Seuss' books on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m.

With the more than 40 books Dr. Seuss wrote since 1937, families can share the tradition of acting insane with the magic of those books.