momstown loves Dr. Seuss - and it's his birthday this week! So to celebrate, we've picked 10 of our favourite Dr. Seuss books and why we love them! We even have some great Seuss-themed crafts to try with your preschoolers - check them out here.
Dr. Seuss is Top for Toddlers
Toddlers will love the simplicity of Hop on Pop, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and The Foot Book. These are fun books for kids to 'read' as the rhyme makes theme easy to memorize and repeat. Also good for shorter attention spans!
Dr. Seuss loves to Play with Preschoolers
Preschoolers and emerging readers will love to return to favourite like the Toddler books mentioned above (Hop on Pop is a great one for very early readers), but they're also ready for more involved reads like The Cat in the Hat, I Can Read with my Eyes Shut, and Oh, the Places You'll Go! Kids love to fill in the words and the rhyming style makes it easy for the grown-up reader to pause and let the child finish the phrase.
Dr. Seuss Stories for Schoolagers
Dr. Seuss stories are always fun, but school-aged kids will start to appreciate the meaning behind some of his most popular works, such as Sneetches, The Lorax, Did I Ever Tell you how Lucky you are? and Bartholomew and the Oobleck. We love the moral tales that Seuss weaves into his works, like acceptable in Sneetches, and taking care of the environment in The Lorax.
And for fun, make your own Oobleck to bring a Seuss story truly to life!
What are your favourite Seuss stories?