“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”-Dr. Seuss
Today, I am happy to be attending SXSWedu Conference to learn about the latest and greatest in educational technology.
But, my heart longs to be reading a Dr. Seuss book today to a child. My hope is that many of you will be doing this today or this week as the nation celebrates his birthday in schools and homes. The National Education Association sponsors Read Across America Day today in many schools to keep kids excited about reading.
Download the KinderTown app and check out Dr. Seuss’s books for the iPad. In the KinderTown app, select the Language category, then the Reading sub-category. We have included Dr. Seuss’s Book Collection #1 and #2. Dr. Seuss’s books are appropriate for children ages 3-8 and include interactive areas that your child will enjoy exploring. Each app includes five books for 14.99 (only $8.99 for Read Across America Day).
If you’d like an engaging activity to celebrate the day, try these Dr. Seuss hands-on math activities with your child with supplies you most likely have around the house, from the blog Coffee Cups and Crayons. I agree with author, Megan Sheakoski, that practicing non-standard measurement is a great way to introduce concepts of length, width and height. In addition, she suggests going on a pattern hunt around your house. Grab your iPad or iPhone and take pictures along the way to facilitate a conversation about patterns when you are finished. Thank you Megan for the great hands-on activities!