Dr. Seuss Day: Engage Your Children in Reading

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

Dr. Seuss Day is a holiday that celebrates the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel – otherwise known by the pen name by which he authored children’s books: Dr. Seuss. During the 1990s, the National Education Association advocated for a day to celebrate reading all over the United States. In 1998, it started Read Across America and decided to hold it on the same day as Dr. Seuss’ birthday.


On Dr. Seuss Day it is customary to read a favorite book with your child. It could be one of Dr. Seuss’s books or it could be another children’s book author. The whole point of the day is to engage children in reading and to get them to read on a regular basis.


In honor of Dr. Seuss Day, Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, shares five life lessons she learned from the children's author. Read about it at USA Today.


March 2 marks Dr. Seuss Day. (Children's author Theodor Dr. Seuss Geisel appeared on a U.S. postage stamp.)


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