Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! Do your children like to read Dr. Seuss books? Did you know that introducing rhymes to your children at a young age can actually be beneficial to their reading skills? Here are a few facts I found:
- Children who have trouble with rhyming words also have trouble learning to read. Introducing rhymes early gives your child practice with them.
- Rhythms present in rhymes help children to remember the words, exercising their auditory memory skills
- Rhymes sensitize a child to the individual units of sound that make up a word. These units are known as phonemes. Knowing what units of sound are in a word help children to know how to read and spell a word when the time comes.
- Many story rhymes paint colorful images of characters and situations that expand a child’s imagination. Imagination is the basis of make believe play and storytelling, skills that become important as your child grows.
We decided to celebrate today by making a fun breakfast.
Dr. Seuss Hats!!
We just sliced an apple crosswise, and then stacked sliced strawberries and bananas on top. This is super easy and would make a fun snack for preschool, or daycare to celebrate Dr. Seuss!
What are your favorite Dr. Seuss books?