Did you have a favourite Dr.Seuss book as a child? Mine was Green Eggs and Ham. That was the first Dr. Seuss book I bought for Samantha. The melodic rhyming, repetition and dreamy tales of imaginary creatures in all of Dr. Seuss books have contributed to both Samantha and Madison's love of reading and story telling.
There are many benefits to reading Dr.Seuss books for both your children and yourself. The sounds of the words, rhymes and highly entertaining and silly storylines make these books appealing to children at any age.
Reading Dr.Seuss books to your baby helps develop their language skills laying the foundation for learning to read. The rhymes and repetition create sentences that roll off your tongue while the colourful pictures keeps a baby entertained and engaged.
As your child grows into a toddler, they will have a new found love for these treasured stories. They will move from just loving the way the stories sound to actually understanding the stories and giggling to the humour they contain. Reading text with rhyme builds background knowledge, vocabulary, and familiarity with language. Dr.Seuss books have played a big part in Samantha's vivid imagination and has helped her explore new ways to think of things around her.
For adults, the works of Dr.Seuss provides us with tongue twisting, stimulating and unique pieces of literature that help in perfecting voice acting skills to prepare for any form of communication like public speaking, podcasting or overcoming vocal difficulties.
Here are some of the benefits of a Dr. Seuss Workout:
- Better articulation
- Breath Control
- Phrasing and Timing
- Develops Sight Reading / Cold Reading Skills
Through its use if wondrous anmials that can speak and resemble images from our wildest dreams, Dr.Seuss helps children gain an understanding that its ok to use your imagination.
What is your or your child's favourite Dr.Seuss story? Let me know!!