Embracing Dr. Seuss



Embracing Our Differences will be partnering with Sarasota and Manatee County elementary schools as well as the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, with support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, United Way Suncoast and an anonymous family foundation to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018.

What better way to celebrate the birthday of such a beloved writer of children’s books than reading to a child? Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and learning. His use of rhyme makes an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills needed to be successful in an ever changing world. When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to our children that reading is fun and important.

Click below to register to receive a volunteer to read to your Pre-K thru 3rd grade classroom during Embracing Dr. Seuss’ Differences Day. Every teacher must individually register for this opportunity no later than Friday, December 22, 2017 or until all available reading times are filled, whichever may come first.  

Book selections below are designed to stimulate conversations regarding diversity, bullying, character education, and respect for others.

Pre-K My Many Colored Days – Using a spectrum of vibrant colors and a menagerie of animals, this unique book is a wonderful way to talk with children about their feelings.

Kindergarten – The Cat in the Hat – The children learn how to be "upstanders" against The Cat and his scheming tricks.

1st Grade – Green Eggs and Ham – All about trying new things, when those things seem strange and unappealing.

2nd Grade – Horton Hears a Who – After hearing a cry for help, Horton vows to protect the Whos.

3rd GradeThe Lorax – Dr. Seuss pleas for the planet.

Thank you for supporting Embracing Dr. Seuss’ Differences Day. Together, we can make our community a safer and more inviting place for everyone.

For more information, please contact Brenna Wilhm via EMAIL.

Sarasota County teachers click here to register

Manatee County teachers click here to register

To volunteer to read, click here.

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Click here to volunteer to read to a classroom.