February 28, 2013
- Celebrating Dr. Seuss
- Preschool Scholarships at Lifesteps
- Beaver Valley Montessori School Open House
- Bubble Time (USA) March 22-23
- Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove!
- High School Musicals
- Easter Egg Hunts and Activities Listing
- Beaver County Kindergarten Registration Dates
- Scratch-n-Sniff Painting
- Have You Googled Your Child’s Name?
- All Zen and Fitness Studio in Hopewell
- Safety Tips
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Alice's Adventures At Lincoln Park
- Children of Eden @ The Byham Theater
- Pregnant? Have a baby? This newsletter's for YOU!
- More Macaroni!!
I didn't realize what an absolute genius Dr. Seuss was until my son started learning how to read. The more kids can rhyme, the easier it is for them to decode language and read words, and the more confident they become in their reading ability. (Confession: I'm bad at math and big on reading. We read A LOT in our house, 'cause numbers confuse me.)
I love these books because the kids think they're silly and fun, and of course they are--but Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) also used his writing to subtly comment on environmental issues, politics, world events, and society's morals.
Because of that, I think his books can be useful to teach kids certain lessons. Sometimes when my picky eater tells me yet again that he doesn't want to try new foods, I remind him that the character in Green Eggs and Ham insisted he didn't like that meal even though he had never tasted it. That usually earns me an eye roll, but the point is taken.
Right now, Beaver County libraries are holding Dr. Seuss birthday celebrations with stories, activities, and treats, so take a look at the calendar to see what's happening at your local library.
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