Teach Kids to Read

March 5, 2011 by  
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teach kids to read

In order to motivate and teach kids to read, the National Education Association has designated March 2, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, as “Read Across America Day.”

So, I thought it would be only fitting that I wrote my own little Seuss-like poem to illustrate my on-going support to all parents and teachers dedicated to teach kids to read:

Want to teach kids to read

Whose books do you use?

Try the man who wrote 44 of them,

Fromwhich you can choose.

Oh the Thinks You Can Think;

Oh the Places You’ll Go.

But You’re Only Old Once,teach kids to read B

So know all you can know.

You can Hop on Pop,

Or Put Me in the Zoo.

Or run around with

Thing 1 or Thing 2.

You’ll meet a Fox with Socks,

And Mr. Brown (who) Can Moo,

And a Cat in the Hat,

teach kids to read aAnd fishes Red and Blue.

You can pretend you’re The Lorax

and speak for the trees;

Or be Horton (the elephant)

(who) Hears a Who, if you please.

Think If I Ran the Circus,

Eat Green Eggs and Ham…

Be The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,

No thank you, Sam I Am.

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Oh, Say Can You Say?

Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss…

You’re the man of the day!

If you were still alive today,

You’d be one hundred and seven.

I think you’re still smiling down on us,

From your Tutt-a-Tutt Tree up in heaven.

How about you?  What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  How many of these have you read to your kids?  Which ones have they read to you?

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  1. Andrea Andrews says:

    Growing up I loved and enjoyed reading Dr. Seuss books and having them read to me in school. Now I work part time at a major bookstore and get a thrill out of seeing parents bringing their children into the store and reading the same classics to them.
    To teach a child to read is the greatest gift you can give to a child or person of any age!

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