What is your Favorite Dr. Seuss Book?
When she was a little girl and I was expecting her younger sister, we would go to the Dr.'s office for my appointments, sometimes my husband would be there with us, and he would read Green Eggs and Ham to her while they waited. She practically knew the entire thing by heart and she chose that book as her favorite Seuss book way back then. At one time, we had chickens that laid green eggs! (Eggs with green shells) I was teaching school at the time and on Dr. Seuss Day, I took sliced hard boiled ones to share with my students. They loved it!
Reasons to Read Dr. Seuss to Your Children
- Most of his early reader books contain sight words that children can learn in an interesting way.
- He felt that phonics were very important, so that is why there is so much rhyming and playing with word families and silly, nonsense words.
- Dr. Seuss' books lend themselves to many extension activities that aid in literacy. Here are some ideas on Growing Book by Book.
- Some of his stories, like Horton, are more advanced stories with messages and imaginative experiences that children will love.
- Reading these books aloud with your children can be so much fun and you will create lasting memories. (Note Alicia and Maddy!) Not only that, you will help to instill in them a love of reading.
Did we mention any of your favorites in this article? If not, let us know what your favorite is in the comments below! Even though Theodore Seuss Geisel's birthday was yesterday, don't let that stop you from reading his books with your kids anytime and maybe doing some extension activities with them. Have fun reading!
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