Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day is Thursday, March 2nd and is the kick-off to National Reading Month to motivate children to read and achieve success. This month is the perfect time to get your child engaged in reading and share the creative stories of Dr. Seuss that engage their creativity and can show reading progress. If your child is new to Seuss and his rhyme scheme, not to worry below are three books that aren’t too extreme:
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: For children first learning how to read, this book is ideal because of the easy words and colorful photos. In fact, it was one of the “Teacher’s Top 100 Books for Children” that the National Education Association chose. Pair this silly story with a fun letter identification matching game. All you need is red and blue construction paper and to make sure you child picks the fish where the letter is the same.
Growing Book by Book
- The Cat in the Hat: A classic Seuss tale, where the Cat in the Hat entertains Sally and her brother with the help of Thing One and Thing Two. When Sally’s mother comes home, the cat and his friends disappear right on cue. This book is the perfect Seuss starter for children ages five to eight. After reading, try one of these 12 activities featuring the Cat— your kids around bound to think it’s great!
Simple Play Ideas
- Fox in Socks: This tale with Knox and Fox is packed with fun rhymes and is better suited for a child with more advanced reading skills. It’s a fun story to teach your children about tongue twisters and alliteration with a couple of drills. This book shows children that reading can be a challenge, but fun. It also demonstrates that adults can mess-up reading tongue twisters a ton.
Show your child how fun reading is with Dr. Seuss, especially when paired with an exciting craft or game. No matter what age your child is, even as an adult, these books and their memories learning with you will never lose their acclaim. So when it’s time to read, choose one of these Seuss books. Once you’re done reading, explore the imagination of Dr. Seuss on Seussville, it has interactive games and videos, you’ll have to take a look.
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