“The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “Fox in Socks” were among the Dr. Seuss classics patients read during Children’s Hospital Central California’s celebration of the 12th annual National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.
The Children’s Literacy Program hosted a Dr. Seuss birthday party in the Hospital’s Child Life Classroom. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson, Madera County Community Service Officer Stephanie Clark, Fresno Police Capt. Lydia Carrasco and Clovis Police Officer George Cartwright made red and white “Cat in the Hat” stovepipe hats and read with patients. Each patient was able to select a Dr. Seuss book to add to his or her personal book collection.
Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of reading and Children’s Hospital Central California is committed to help patients on their journey to wherever reading can take them. The Hospital also hosts several Literacy Fairs throughout the year and gives books to patients during well-child visits in participating practices.
The Children’s Literacy Program is funded through a combination of local and federal grants including those from Reach Out and Read, Reading Is Fundamental, Target, Bank of America and The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation.