Friday, March 2, 2012
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
I love Dr. Seuss books. His illustrations are so whimsical and inspiring. And did you know that his silly rhymes develop pre-literacy skills? You can't beat that. Right now, my daughter has homework that involves organizing "word families" into lists. Last week, as I watched her get bored doing it, I recommended that she write a book, using her word families, just like Dr. Seuss. The next couple of hours were blissful as I watched her come up with poems (that she thought were hilarious) and did illustrations to match them. I even did a journal page alongside her. Yes, sometimes I do first grade homework. If it looks fun, I can't resist, and I think it shows my daughter that homework is fun and not a chore. After all, I'm doing it and I don't have to!
If you are looking for ways to celebrate Dr.Seuss, you find some coloring sheets and downloads on Seussville. Have a happy day! Have a happy day, I say!