Dr. Seuss celebrated with day of reading activities

Preschoolers, from left, in rear, standing, Olivia Franco, Teagan Collins, Tess Steinert and Megan Johnson and, up front, Cara Sedgewick, Vivienne Finn and Grace Laine all celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Preschoolers, from left, in rear, standing, Olivia Franco, Teagan Collins, Tess Steinert and Megan Johnson and, up front, Cara Sedgewick, Vivienne Finn and Grace Laine all celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Oh the places you’ll go with classic children’s author Dr. Seuss, whose use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful readers.

Preschoolers at the Convent of the Sacred Heart celebrated the famed author on March 2, the anniversary of his birthday, by participating in the second annual Read Across America event, along with millions of school children across the country. Preschool teachers Ann Pereira and Nicole Ellrodt organized the day’s party and a student parent, Elizabeth Franco, visited the school to read The Cat in the Hat to the girls, who celebrated in class by wearing miniature Cat in the Hat top hats in honor of the author’s birthday.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Mass.

His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, often encouraged her children to sleep by chanting rhymes that she recalled from her youth.

Dr. Seuss later credited his mother with both his desire and ability to create rhyming stories for children to enjoy.

Convent of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ independent, Catholic school in Greenwich that enrolls 775 girls from preschool through grade 12.

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