Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy 107th, Dr. Seuss!

Today, March 2nd, would have been the 107th birthday of Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). In his honor, the National Education Association has declared March 2nd Read Across America Day.

So much information about Dr. Seuss is scattered on the web. I thought it would be helpful to attempt to gather the best of them here. This is a work in progress. I'll be adding to the list in the months to come, and if you come across a relevant site/blog, please let me know and I'll include it.


From Wikipedia

From Kidzworld

From Amazing Gallery (includes extensive chronology)


From the Quotations Page

From BrainyQuote


The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums


Random House's Seussville, a fun  website for kids that includes games to play and videos to watch.

A collection of craft, game, and activity links all relating to the good doctor and/or his books.

Five ways to celebrate Seuss's B-day!

Links from Scholastic for setting up an author study on Dr. Seuss.


Check out ObSEUSSed a blog dedicated to all things Seuss.


In this video, Anita Silvey talks about the path that Theodore Geisel took to become Dr. Seuss.

CBS News takes a look back on the Doctor's life in this broadcast.

Watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That on PBS.


The five best Dr. Seuss books of all time? You decide.


Dr. Seuss analyzed for political and social effect.

The economics of Dr. Seuss from the NY Times.

The political Dr. Seuss

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. I did Toddler Story Time for 2 year olds today, and we celebrated Dr. Seuss's Birthday with a couple of the simpler stories: The Foot Book and In A People House, with a couple of other stories mixed in and some great Dr. Seuss based songs and rhymes I found and adapted by doing a keyword search: Dr. Seuss Songs Fingerplays. I would give you the exact sites, but no one site had exactly what I needed. We also did a simple Cat-in-the-Hat hat craft. I'll be checking out your links!