NORWICH – Students, faculty and community volunteers convened at Stanford Gibson Primary Thursday night to host a merry occasion of Seussical proportions, celebrating decades of rhyme and alliteration of the famed children’s author Dr. Seuss during the school’s annual Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night.
Every year, Dr. Seuss Night at Gibson Primary pays tribute to the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with a collection of games, puzzles, mazes and crafts that encourage all aspects of the education curriculum from literacy and math, to physical education and the arts. Last night’s function was expected to bring in over 500 people of all ages, according to Seuss Night organizers, for a carnival-like event that’s been months in the making.
“This is something the kids have been looking forward to for a long time,” said Betsy Campbell, Gibson Primary reading specialist and organizer of Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night. One of the primary goals, she continued, is to associate reading with a positive family-oriented experience while also building community. “It’s all about tying in literacy with all aspects of education and learning in ways that are fun for kids to participate,” she said.