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We like to inspire learning in our children and what better way than to capture their attention with books designed for fun read alouds. Some of the best are from famed author Dr. Seuss. Before you dismiss his works as just child’s play, know that what we can all learn from Dr. Seuss. His works go far beyond what you might think.
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Dr. Seuss was a pretty iconic cat who elicited a love for learning for generations of children. His whimsical tones, his rhythmic rhetoric, and enrapturing tales have entertained us all. With over 40 titles to his credit, we can all learn from Dr. Seuss. Just consider some of the following sentiments that are so well known.
It’s important to be empathetic
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax
Try new things
“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may, I say.”– Green Eggs and Ham
You can be or do anything
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Oh, the Places You’ll Go
There is always more to learn
“It’s high time you were shown that you really don’t know all there is to be known.”- On Beyond Zebra
Curiosity is a good thing
“Think! Think and wonder. Wonder and think. How much water can fifty-five elephants drink?” – Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
First Impressions are important
“Don’t you talk to that cat. That cat is a bad one, That cat in the hat. He plays lots of bad tricks. Don’t you let him come near. You know what he did the last time he was here.” – The Cat in the Hat Returns
Be kind, generous, and a good host
“You couldn’t say “Skat!” ‘cause that wouldn’t be right, You couldn’t shout “Scram!” ‘cause that isn’t polite. A host has to put up with all kinds of pests, for a host, above all, must be nice to his guests. – Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Be Aware at all times of your surroundings
“And I learned that there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind.” – I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
9- Be thankful in all things
“You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!” – Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
“Of all of the beasts in the world, I’m the best! On land, and on sea…even up in the sky NO animal lives who is better than I!” – The Big Brag
Almost every one of Dr. Seuss’ stories have a moral to learn from it, and they are all fun to read! You’ll be creating a sing-song feel to the tales spun. If you haven’t visited these titles in awhile, pick one up and see just how much wisdom you too can learn from Dr. Seuss.