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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Early Birthday Dr. Seuss

Last Saturday, we got a head start on celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday, which is really this Friday, March 2. He's still a little young to understand, but gotta start sharing the love for some of my favorite authors. Target was hosting a read-aloud from 9-11, and while I didn't have huge hopes for the event, who really needs an excuse to go to Target? :)

I was actually surprised that they were ready for kiddos right at 9 and had a little display area where the kids could sit. Each kid got an apple juice, popcorn, and fruit snack from 2 ladies in red and white Cat in the Hat hats. Then the reading started. It took everything in me to not jump up and take the book Green Eggs and Ham from the lady who was reading. She would hold the book and read in her lap and then show the picture really fast.  She obviously never had really read books to young kiddos.  Luckily, Owen loves his books and sat really still for the whole book even though we were mostly just listening to the words.
After the story was finished, each kid got a little goody bag to take home.  It was a cute reusable bag that had a couple coloring sheets, some crayons, some stickers, a bookmark, and a couple coupons.  Owen was entertained for about 5 minutes with it. :)  
But he was more excited about the item we went to Target for.  In his Valentine's card from Grandma Hoerr, he got a Target giftcard.  He's been very interested in our bathroom routine lately and while he is in NO way ready for potty training (at least I don't think he is), we got him a potty so he can get used to it in his bathroom.  He loves to use it more for the stool function right now and says "TALL" when stands on it. 
If you're local and at all interested, we'll be doing another Dr. Seuss activity this Saturday, March 3 at Lincoln Square Mall.  It's free and from 10-1.  I can't find a good description for this year, but last year they wrote: " Read Across America is a community celebration of reading, with booths providing hands-on literacy activities; stories being read to children in both English and other languages; and characters from Seussical the Musical performing. The first 1000 children will get a free bookbag and children can select a free new book to take home after they complete the activities."

Maybe we'll see you there!


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