March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day. Dr. Seuss made such a great contribution to children’s literature, and his contribution is worth noting. As my children are a little older and busier with school/preschool this year, we will just mark the occasion by reading his books. Some of our favorites include:
The Cat in the Hat
Ten Apples Up on Top
The Foot Book
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
My Many Colored Days
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Fox in Sox
My friend Karyn at Teach Beside Me shared a helpful list “Learning to Read with Dr. Seuss“. She broke down the Dr. Seuss books by reading level, and this list has been really useful for us. My seven-year-old daughter is needing a little encouragement to want to branch out and read books herself (instead of just being read to), and this list is super helpful in giving me some options for her to read on her own.
Our family has had lots of fun with Dr. Seuss in the past. Be sure to check out these related posts from past years.
If you need someone else to read Dr. Seuss to your children (I have to admit, some of his books tend to drag on a little long for me), you can always turn to YouTube. There are a number of videos of his books being read aloud, like If I Ran the Zoo and Green Eggs and Ham (especially fun for Florida Gator fans with Tim Tebow reading it). I am sure there are others if you do a little searching.
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?