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Just a touch of Seuss

Tell me a story: What fun it was.

Tell me a story: What fun it was.  

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It was time to celebrate the creator of Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Here's what a couple of activity centres did.

Everyone loves a birthday celebration. And that's why we had to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Through his books, Dr. Seuss has inspired educated and entertained millions around the world. March 2, was his 108th birth anniversary and the city celebrated it in style. Hippocampus and Pappadum organised workshops, a “Seussical storytime,” made Cat in the Hat bookmarks, sang-along, made up nonsense rhymes and played wacky games

Hippocampus

“Seussical Funtime” saw stories like “There's no Place like Space”, from “The Cat in the Hat Learning Library”' read out to a lively and enthusiastic group of around 30 children in the age group of six to eight. Kids sang songs about the Solar system and gathered titbits of information about the planets. The kids also had great fun making up wacky rhyming words and playing, “Guess what the Rhyming Word is?” In the end as a creative learning activity, they coloured Cat in the Hat bookmarks and wrote Acrostic poems to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his wonderful books!

Pappadum

The event, “Delightfully Dr. Seuss Story Hour” began with an introduction to Dr. Seuss and the infamous Lorax. The story-hour had an environmental message, given that Lorax campaigns for a clean and green world. The book The Lorax was read aloud and all the cues and messages that Dr. Seuss had woven into this book were explained. The reading was followed by a round of fun with words, where children made wacky words and recited ridiculous rhymes that had them in a fit of giggles. The craft section saw kids colouring Cat in the Hat bookmarks and make colourful truffula trees with natural and recycled material. And like any party would end they celebrated with cake, juice, popcorn and pictures.

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