“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”–Dr. Seuss.
Today, March 2nd, marks what would have been the birthday of the wonderful Dr. Seuss, who in his 87 years on this earth created magic, wonder, nonsense, and silliness. He instilled values and lessons into children all over the world that they didn’t necessarily know that they were being taught. Hidden in his catchy rhymes, Dr. Seuss taught children to have love for themselves, the earth and their fellow occupants of this planet. From stories like The Lorax, to Oh! The Places You’ll Go!, to The Grinch, his messages were inspiring and filled with love.
Reading is one of the best ways that you can spend time with your children and one that has some of the longest-lasting benefits. When you read with your kids you explore other worlds and ideas, delve a little deeper into their brains when they talk about what you’re reading, and instill a lifetime love of reading. What better way to spend a Sunday morning? In honor of Dr. Seuss, I am planning on having a little Dr. Seuss marathon today. I think we’ll read The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat and whichever other books I can find on our bookshelf. 🙂
So today, if you’re looking for something fun to do with your children, maybe take a little while and do something to honor the life of Dr. Seuss, who has been a part of all our childhoods. I have a few ideas here to help you get started. Also, check out the Dr. Seuss birthday pins on Pinterest for more ideas!