Within the children, librarians and teachers use fun to plant the seed, from which they hope one day will sprout a love to read. The event's state sponsor was the Georgia Association of Educators.
Cambria County President Commissioner Tom Chernisky was there and read to two Dr. Seuss books to kindergarteners. Teacher cadets also will visit several schools to read to students.
"Dr. Suess books rhyme more than other books", she said. "Cleaning that up would take all night". Next, there would be hats: red-and-white striped bands that matched the title cat's own preferred cap.
She said the theme was chosen because you can grow so many different plants with seeds. "We advertised it as Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party (allowing students) to bring their families, have a cookie and enjoy some of his favorite stories".
Coronella said of the event.
"Thing 2 is down the hall", Hamby said. She had antique copies of Dr. Seuss books displayed in the media center. To promote literacy is Read Across America's goal, and books he did read not in part but in whole. The book was a favorite of her son, who is now 20, she said.
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Junior Hunter Hargrove, who read "A Mother for Choco", said he felt there was another message hidden in their visit, too.
Educators in California say it's critical for kids to read by third grade.
"They taste like what my mom makes", she said.
Josh Kathriner, another 11th-grader reading to a first-grade class at the elementary school, agreed there are benefits of reading fun and interesting stories to young children.
"Our teachers read to the students every day", said Waugaman.
"With made-up words, unusual plots, whimsical illustrations and memorable characters, Seuss books help ignite kids' imaginations and fuel their desires to read", Doup said. "You can create interests to share with other people". Start reading a little bit at the time.
The Cat in the Hat had a busy day in the Valley Thursday, visiting pre-schoolers and students in the Degenstein Library, in Sunbury, late Thursday, after showing up to meet children in the Danville Primary School. Donald asked one student. In a drawing, faculty members Ginger Storey, Lisa Weaver, Cresta Davis and Marva Swint won prizes.
The National Education Association launched Read Across America Day on his birthday seven years later.