Get a Jump Start on Read Across America Day

Mark you calendars: March 2 is the 22nd anniversary of Read Across America Day, which is also Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday!  

Need some Dr. Seuss products to help you celebrate?  Then we have a few ideas here:

Movie

Read the book together and then round it out by watching the animated companion to it!

Horton Hears a Who!  – (rated G, 86 minutes)  

Read Across America Day

This is by far my favorite Dr. Seuss movie.  The characters are quirky and fun.  Steve Carrel and Jim Carey are stellar in their voice performances.  And of course the movie contains classic Dr. Seuss rhyming patterns.  Your kids (and maybe you!) will giggle endlessly at this one.

Apps

The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss – (age rating 4+, $1.99 iOS)

The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “The Sneetches” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities!

FEATURES

  • – Delightful animations on every page
  • – Tap and drag to find playful surprises throughout the book
  • – Find hidden stars on every page to reveal fun activities
  • – Read with highlighted narration in Read To Me, explore in Read It Myself, or enjoy Auto Play
  • – Explore new vocabulary by tapping words and pictures
  • – Track minutes spent reading, pages read, and more in the Parents section

ACTIVITIES

  • – Play nine different mini-games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzle, Word Search, Sequence, and more!
  • – Find all 12 unique games hidden throughout the book
  • – Enjoy activities again and again, directly from the main menu
  • – Try to beat your high score and best time

 

The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss – (age rating 2-6, $3.99 Google Play; $3.99 iOS)

The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “The FOOT Book” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities!

iOS FEATURES

  • – Tap and drag to find playful surprises throughout the book
  • – Practice spelling, phonics, rhyming, and reading comprehension in new Learning Activities
  • – Read along with highlighting narration, read it yourself, or enjoy auto play
  • – Explore new vocabulary by tapping words and pictures
  • – Track minutes spent reading, pages read, and more in the Parents section

iOS LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  • – Hidden stars on every page reveal fun Learning Activities
  • – Developed in collaboration with early literacy experts
  • – Designed specifically for beginning readers
  • – Aligned with kindergarten level English Language Arts (ELA) standards
  • – Enjoy activities again and again, right from the main menu!

BOOKS

Did you know that there was a Dr. Seuss book published from a story that his wife found stashed in a box in their home more than 20 years after his death?!  His art director Cathy Goldsmith carefully added color to the 50-year old illustrations and then pieced together the text just as Dr. Seuss himself would have.  

What Pet Should I Get?  is geared for ages 3 to 7.  What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Two other Dr. Seuss early reader books are Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors and Dr. Seuss’s Book of Animals.  Newly rhymed riffs with previous illustrations and artwork will nurture a love of reading—and of Seussian creatures—with these great new concept books for beginning readers!

How do you celebrate Read Across America Day?!

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