Kids celebrate Seuss birthday carnival
Hemet’s Sylvan Learning Center set up several Dr. Seuss themed activity stations to help kids learn while having fun with carnival style games in observance of Read Across America day last weekend.
The day is observed each year on or near the March 2 birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote under the pen name of Dr.
The National Education Association chose Seuss’ birthday as an opportunity to motivate young people to read more. Thousands of communities now hold special events at schools, libraries and in other settings.
The Hemet event was in a classroom near the Valley Wide Recreation Sports Center in San Jacinto on Saturday, March 2.
Director Lilianna Moreno said her center won a nationwide contest to host a community event by submitting the most creative idea to the national office.
“We celebrate the event every year but this is the first time we have held it here,” she said. “This is nice.”
As the children entered, they received yellow t shirts so they could resemble Sneetches. They received a green star for each activity they completed, so they wouldn’t end up being “plain belly Sneetches” like the ones in Dr. Seuss’ 1961 book, “The Sneetches and Other Stories.”
Tables were set up with items from various Dr. Seuss characters for kids to make, learn from and enjoy during the f Rolex Replica ree, two hour event.
The children cut out Lorax f Rolex Replica aces and trees to paste onto colorful paper bags. They made striped Rolex Replica paper hats at “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” table and played with green, gooey “Oobleck” at another station.
Sylvan teacher Madoc Powell showed si Rolex Replica sters Brianna and Cheyenne Hernandez how the cornstarch and water combination could be both a solid and a liquid.
Anna Chacon read to children at the Cat in the Hat corner and Sylvan’s Director of Education Sterling Davenport helped them try to win a goldfish at the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish station.
Brenley Gagnon said his son Dylan’s school performance was like night and day after he attended Sylvan.
“They did a wonderful job,” said Gagnon, of Hemet, whose 7 year old son is excelling academically.
Chacon, who as been working at Sylvan since January, said her son attended Sylvan about two years ago and went from basic to proficient during that time.
Davenport, who does all the education planning and hiring for the Hemet center, which tutors students from preschool through college, said he felt right at home at his fishing station.