Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: Celebrate in Los Angeles!

The Theodor Seuss Geisel stamp was released in 2004, on Dr. Seuss's 100th birthday.
(Image courtesy of U.S. Postal Service)

In honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel's, aka Dr. Seuss's, birthday on March 2, several kid-friendly spaces around Los Angeles are celebrating the man who gave us "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" and, CC's favorite, "Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book."

Here's a guide to making your upcoming weekend and week more Seussical. Or Seussible. Or is it simply Seussy?

* Lakeshore Learning Store (Various Locations)
On Saturday, Feb. 26, this kid-friendly (and parent-friendly) educational store will kick off birthday celebrations at 11 a.m., playing host to crafts, games and story times every hour. As a special bonus, Lakeshore is offering a Buy One, Get One at 50% off coupon that's good this weekend only.

Kidspace Children's Museum (480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103)
On Sunday, Feb. 27, this fun Pasadena museum will host Dr. Seuss story times, as well as crafts and games inspired by the author. Kids can even dress up as their favorite Seuss character for a chance to win a prize.

Zimmer Children's Museum (6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100, Los Angeles, 90048)
On Sunday, Feb. 27, the Zimmer Museum will celebrate a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss. Families will be able to make their own striped hats, a la the Cat in the Hat.

"The Cat in the Hat" (PBS Kids)
On Wednesday, March 2 (what would have been Dr. Seuss's actual birthday), this PBS Kids show, featuring the voice of Martin Short as that famous cat, will offer a two-hour marathon of episodes, including the premiere of two new episodes.

National Education Association's Read Across America (Various Locations)
This national reading celebration happens every year on Dr. Seuss's birthday. Schools, libraries and community centers host their own book-friendly celebrations. Check local outlets for special activities in your area.

Enjoy and happy reading!

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