Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

On Friday, we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday, which is actually celebrated all across the country today in conjunction with National Read Across America Day. Our homeschool group embraces get togethers and a chance to celebrate reading with a party is certainly no exception, so we invited the other families in our town to join us at our local library for a Dr. Seussian good time. 

The kids enjoyed eating Cat in the Hat parfaits (strawberries and vanilla yogurt layered in party cups), an activity booklet, and a few Cat goodies. I even found the perfect books to give as gifts: Who Was Dr. Seuss? from our favorite line of children's biographies. (We'll be reading it this month as soon as we finish our current read aloud, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.)

But the festivities didn't end for us on Friday. The same library is having a celebration later in the month that we'll be attending, and tomorrow, PBS KIDS kicks off their "Dr. Seuss' Birthday Cat-ebration" with an all-new one-hour THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! special. The party continues all week with half hour episodes where your kids will learn how glass is made, how multi-legged creatures walk, and how cotton is spun into fabric.

I'm also looking forward to introducing my son to the new Cat in the Hat online game. “Marbleous Marvel Coaster” allows him to create his own Seussian rollercoasters. He loves playing games that feature characters he knows and loves and I love that he can develop his love of engineering and the skills that go with it. 

How is your family celebrating today?

Disclosure: I'm a PBS KIDS ambassador and received a party kit, which I supplemented with additional materials I used my own money to buy. All thoughts and opinions listed above are my own.


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