Dr Seuss day is celebrated in early March. Theodore Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904. Dr. Seuss was a writer, poet, and cartoonist. But, he was best known for his children’s books. His many bizarre, colorful and zany tales are cherished by young and old alike. Today, you can make a mess like the Cat in The hat, count Red Fish and Blue Fish, dance with Fox in Socks and listen to complaints about Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and learning. His use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children basic skills.
Horton heard a Who—see if you hear a possible name for your little Lorax.
Mardi Gras refers to the events of the Carnival Season culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting of the Lenten season. Popular Mardi Gras practices include wearing masks, costumes, or beads while having a parade or party. Mardi Gras celebrations are not complete unless there is a purple, green and gold King Charles cake with a plastic baby or trinket inside. Whoever gets the piece of cake with the baby inside is crowned king or queen of the party. The largest United States celebration is held for three days prior to Ash Wednesday in New Orleans.
Put on your beads and check out these baby names associated with Mardi Gras and New Orleans.
Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down. The rider will experience forces up to 5G and reach speeds of over 80 miles per hour. The sport was named for the bony appearance of the sled. Skeleton racing was first introduced at the 1928 Winter Olympics. It went away and then reappeared at the 1948 Olympics. It was again removed from the schedule and then reintroduced at the 2002 Olympic Winter games and has remained ever since. Slide through these names of United States Olympic competitors in skeleton racing.
Lea Ann Parsley
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into 4 concentric rings. It is very similar to shuffleboard. Two teams take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones towards the circular target on the ice. A great deal of strategy and teamwork goes into choosing the ideal path and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the target the stone will stop. This gives curling the nickname of “chess on ice”. Sweep through these names of United States competitors in curling.
Snowboarding was first included in the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. Snowboarding consists of downhill events with jumps, beams and other obstacles and the half pipe which is a semi circular ditch where competitors perform tricks while sliding from side to side. The development of snowboarding was inspired by a combination of skateboarding, sledding, surfing and skiing. The equipment is a board attached to a rider’s feet using a special boot that is set into a mounted binding. Shred through these names of Olympic United States medalists in snowboarding.
Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. The sport was introduced at the 1960 Winter Olympic games. Prior to 1960, the biathlon was a demonstration and not a competition. Competitors ski around a cross-country trail and the distance is broken up by two or four shooting rounds. The shooting takes place in prone positions and standing positions. The contestant with the shortest total time is the winner. Check out these United States competitors in Biathlon for a possible baby name.
Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of 2 or 4 make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked ice tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score. The sport was first introduced at the 1924 Olympics. Modern tracks are made from concrete and coated with ice. The heats begin in a standing position with the crew pushing the sled for up to 50 meters before the teams board the sleigh. The sled’s speed depends on its weight, aerodynamics, runners, ice conditions and pilot skill. Here are some names of United States Medal winning bobsleigh racers.
A luge is a small one or two person sled on which a person sleds face up and feet first. Steering is done by flexing the sled’s runners with the calf of each leg or by exerting shoulder pressure to the seat. Lugers can reach speeds of 87 miles per hour. These sled racers compete against the clock and are timed to a thousandth of a second. Luge was first introduced at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games. Find a baby name from these United States luge competitors.
Hockey is a team sport played on ice in which skaters use sticks to shoot a hard rubber hockey puck into their opponents net to score points. Each team has a goaltender who tries to stop the puck from going into the goal. Many fights tend to break out during hockey games. Olympic games ice hockey began for men in 1920 and women in 1998. The Olympic hockey games were originally intended for amateurs until 1988 when the International Olympic Committee voted to allow all athletes to compete. Therefore, the NHL must halt their season to allow many of its players to participate. ”Check” out these names of medal winning hockey players.
Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other traveling a certain distance on skates. In the Olympic Games, the two events are long track and short track speed skating. Long track speed skating began as an Olympic event in 1924 at the first Winter Olympics and short track racing was introduced at the 1992 games. The competitors wear speed skates, a spandex skin suit, protective helmet and eyewear, shin and knee pads and a neck guard. Speed skaters have a great risk of getting cut from another skater’s blade.
Here are some United States medal winning speed skaters. You may find a possible baby name for your little Olympic hopeful.
Apollo Anton Ohno