I'm surprised Google hasn't changed their logo for today, because whose birthday was today on March 2? The wonderful Theodor Geisel known as Dr. Seuss, that's who.
In honor of Theodor Geisel's birth (he was born in 1904), the National Education Association has created Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2. This is the 14th year that thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers will celebrate the day by reading together.
Dr. Seuss' works are central to the project, and publisher Random House has made a package of special Read Across America Day materials available for educators at the website Seussville.com. Parents, this is a great place to find printables and activities!
Want to celebrate Seuss and reading via ebook? Well, great news! I'd tell you a rap about these great apps if I could, but writing Seuss-style is harder than it looks.
All of Oceanhouse Media's Dr. Seuss apps in the App Store are on sale this week, 25% to 75% off. Book features include three reading options (Read to Me, Read It Myself, and Auto Play), picture/word association (words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched), professional audio narration, and custom background audio for each scene.
A free Dr. Seuss Camera, the Happy Birthday Edition iPhone app, has also been added to the mix. Cards can be customized with different stickers and classic Dr. Seuss captions, and they integrate your iPhone’s camera (as you might expect) so you can add photos to the e-cards. When your cards are complete, you can share them via email or save them to your camera roll.
Both my kids love Dr. Seuss, and I think they love my iPad even more (judging by the adoring fingerprints they leave on its screen)—I will definitely be visiting the App Store today.
Are you doing anything Seuss-erific this week?
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