By Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, Kim Hogan
The month of March has several events and holidays to celebrate, including St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, and the first day of Spring. But there is one day that tends to get overlooked, March 2nd. Why is this day significant? Because it is the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s book authors, Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss is cherished for his whimsical stories depicting unique characters, quirky illustrations, and verse rhythms which make reading his stories amusing to children. His career began with, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, published in 1937. From that moment, until he died in 1991, Seuss wrote sixty books, selling over 600 million copies worldwide.
These popular books have been a treat for children of all ages, including our kiddos here at Cornerstone. What better way to commemorate this special day than by reading some of his famous stories! Each of our centers gathered all their Dr. Seuss books and had them out for display so that therapists and clients could enjoy reading one or two of his books. From Cat in the Hat to Horton Hears a Who, we had about every book you could imagine for them to enjoy.
As a special treat for our clients, we coordinated dramatic readings of various Dr. Seuss books during the day. If clients were not able to attend the live reading, they could enjoy a pre-recorded one done at our West Lafayette center in their Dr. Seuss-themed room!
Seeing first-hand the joy on our client’s faces as they listened to these stories throughout the day was magical! When our therapists finished one book, our kiddos would ask for more. Dr. Seuss has a special place in our hearts at Cornerstone. We know our clients are engaged in stories that are distinctive, silly, theatrical, and downright amusing. Once again, from all of us at Cornerstone Autism Center, happy birthday Dr. Seuss!
March 3, 2022, Kim Hogan