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Read Across America & Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration & Read Across America Day 

Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

Today, we are joining thousands of children around the nation in celebrating Read Across America Day. Literacy is such an integral part of a child’s academic success. Pretend City is here to support your child’s love for reading as we read across the city. 

You can find magicwherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”  Dr. Seuss said it best, there’s no need to contest. We’ll read, learn, and play, shout, “hip-hip-hooray!” In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we are celebrating all weekend long with classic stories, whacky activities, and special appearances by some of your favorite characters!

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Weekend Itinerary

Saturday, March 2-3

You can find magicwherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”  Dr. Seuss said it best, there’s no need to contest.

We’ll read, learn, and play, shout, “hip-hip-hooray!” In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we are celebrating all weekend long with classic stories, whacky activities, and special appearances by some of your favorite characters. 

Purpose Behind the Play: Number concepts through counting, patterning, and arranging. STEAM concepts including inquiry through observation and prediction and trial and error. Practice with self-regulation.  

  • Smart Art (Art Studio-Times Vary): Cat in the Hat SHapes Activity> Circles, squares, and triangles too, we have lots of shapes for you! Come make a hat fit for a cat in our Art Studio as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

    Sensational Story Times
     
  • 9:40 am (Members’ only)Bartholomew and the Oobleck followed by an Oobleck activity.  
  • 12:00 pm The Lorax followed by a Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Art activity. 
  • 2:00 pm The Cat in the Hat followed by an Dr. Seuss STEM Challege Cup Stacking activity.  

Grown-up Tip: Children who regularly hear stories read aloud develop the foundation for literacy which includes the motivation to read. This is a key element for school success.  Through reading your child will learn vocabulary and language how print works, letters and words and phonemic awareness. An added plus is the quality time you will be sharing with your child. 

About Dr. Seuss:

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read. Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904.

RSVP:    Not required; Purchase tickets here.

Fee:    Included with museum admission 

Details

Start:
Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 am
End:
Sunday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm
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Venue

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
Phone:
949.428.3900
Website:
https://www.pretendcity.org

*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability. 

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