As Dr. Seuss says, "the more you read , the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you will ever go! " We all agree that reading is by far the most precious habit that one can develop and the sooner one begins , the better.
To introduce your kids to the magical world of storytelling, you can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss. The famous American author and cartoonist has penned over 60 books for children. Below are some of my and my kids' all time favorites from Dr. Seuss:
Cat in the Hat:
This story is about the anarchic cat who trashes the house, in the absence of the mother of the two kids. Also, there's Thing 1 and Thing 2 who messes up the house along with the cat, throwing things here and there. The talking goldfish always reminds the two kids what's right and wrong. However, at the end the all mess is cleared up, leaving the young readers questioning whether the two kids will tell their mom about the cat and thing 1 and thing 2. The colourful illustrations and the rhyming text urge the little ones to read again and again.
The Grinch Who Stole the Christmas:
In this story, the readers love to hate Grinch, the pink eyed Seussian Scrooge who hates the Christmas holidays and wants to bring it to a halt. However, through this classic, Dr. Seuss tries to promote love and the spirit of community. The humorous rhymes keep the children engaged along with the whimsical illustrations. This is indeed a great read aloud story for kids especially when Christmas is round the corner.
Fox in the Socks :
If you want to have fun while reading out loud with kids, try this book. Dr. Seuss cleverly tests how much can you endure the tongue torquing or how soon can you master the different tongue twisters in the book. have a rib tickling session with your kids with this masterpiece, however be warned that the Fox is waiting to trap your trick and trap you. Wait till you read this one.
One Fish, two, Red Fish, Blue Fish:
This classic is perfect for preschoolers or early readers. It's fun to read and also, the clever word play makes it easy for the little readers. This story is about a little boy and a girl and comparing the distinct characteristics of fish, and their other pet friends.
Wacky Wednesday is a fun read where a confused youngster finds things out of place around the house. The young readers enjoy counting the different wacky things in the illustrations . It's a good way to get the little ones involved in the book, honing their observation skill.
Dr. Seuss books are undoubtedly the best for early readers. Nowdays, some of the stories are made into movies too. When the kids can see their favorite stories personified, it's indeed a different experience for them altogether. If you haven't yet started with Dr. Seuss stories with your children, it's time you read them. You will definitely end up making great story memories with your little ones.