Smiles for Seuss! Celebrating reading across America
Every year on March 2nd, schools across America unite to participate in the National Education Association's Read Across America Day. The nationwide event coincides with the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss!
Arguably the world’s most famous children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 children's books. These books have been translated into more than 15 languages and have sold over 200 million copies around the world.
Probably his most well-known book character is The Cat in the Hat. In fact, the book was written as a result of a 1954 report published in Life magazine about illiteracy among school children. An editor at a publishing company was concerned about the report and commissioned Dr. Seuss to write a book which would appeal to children learning to read, using only 250 words given to him by the editor.
Much like in The Cat in the Hat, reading and good oral health go hand in hand like Thing 1 and Thing 2. On top of brushing for 2 minutes, 2 times a day, parents should encourage their kids to read for 20 minutes a day. Just remember 2 x 2 + 20 = healthy smiles all around! Make this a part of your child’s bedtime routine!
Pssst…we recommend The Tooth Book as a great read for children of any age!