Preschoolers love read alouds with colorful illustrations, predictable text, and simple rhyming schemes. Dr. Seuss books fulfill this and have stood the test of time for over the past fifty years.
Keeping a basket or box for books nearby in the rooms you spend a lot of time in makes reading to young children a more spontaneous activity. I had one near the couch in the living room when my kids were little.
Most young children want to hear the same book reread many times. They often get to know the word patterns, and love saying the words along with you.
A way to vary or extend the time spent with Dr. Seuss books is to leave out a word or two at the end of a sentence. Pause in your reading: “You will have to get rid of Thing One and ___!” Look at your child or the class and wait for them to call out, “Thing Two!”
Sometime see if your child will be able to catch some playful mistakes when you good-humoredly change a few words in a familiar book: “I do not like “orange” eggs and ham….”
Here’s my list of our top 12 beloved Dr. Seuss favorites that were enjoyed by own children and the preschoolers I taught.
You can find these books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience. If you hover over each book jacket and click, you’ll see a brief review and link.
My Top 12 Beloved Dr. Seuss Favorites Reading List will keep your little ones engaged, entertained, and wanting to learn to read!
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