SIOUX CENTER – “Green Eggs and Ham.” “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” “The Cat in a Hat.” “Fox in Sox.” “Horton Hears a Who!”
Everyone loves those classic Dr. Seuss books.
Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center will put on its second annual Dr. Seuss Celebration this week to celebrate the birthday of the legendary children’s books author. The fun event will be offered during Promise’s open hours Tuesday through Friday, March 1-4, in the waiting room to patients and any other children who would like to stop by. The hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.
Staff members will dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character on the author’s birthday on Wednesday, but they will read read Dr. Seuss books to children in both in English and Spanish all week. They will hand out Dr. Seuss pencils, bookmarks and coloring sheets. The waiting room will be decorated with a Dr. Seuss theme.
Handouts also will be given to parents throughout the week with facts about why it is important for them to read to their children.
“This event is a way for us to give back to our patients and their children,” said Kendra Kleinwolterink, community educator for Promise. “Along with giving back to our patients, we want to emphasis the importance of reading and education for children.”
Promise Community Health Center, headquartered in Sioux Center, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the far northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, dental, prenatal and behavioral health services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org.
ABOUT DR. SEUSS:
Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, MA. His early work was as a cartoonist, and his cartoons were published in many magazines. He later illustrated a children’s collection that gave him his break into children’s literature. His first book, “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” was published in 1937. During his career, he wrote more than 60 books, including nearly 50 books under the name of Dr. Seuss. He died in 1991 at the age of 87.
DID YOU KNOW?
At least 20 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’ first book before it was selected. There you go, kids! Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep trying.