Can you get any more classic than Dr. Seuss? We all grew up on him, and our children are all growing up on him as well. I mentioned yesterday that 4 1/2 year-old Kyle is learning to read (notice that I did not say that I am teaching him to read. He's just learning, and I'm now doing my part to help him along).
He recently asked to read Green Eggs and Ham. I hadn't read it in a while, but honestly -- it's never been one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. All that "I will not eat them in a box; I will not eat them with a fox" repeated over and over (and over) again is enough to drive a mother crazy.
Ah, but for a beginning reader, how perfect is that? Certainly after being shown a few times, Kyle was then able to read along with me as I pointed to the "I will not eat them" and with the predictability of the rhyme, he could fill in fox after reading box previously.
So, it's all good -- not to mention the inimitable rhythm of Dr. Seuss which makes the reading of such a book palatable even when I didn't think I was up for it.
We'll be reading Green Eggs and Ham again in the near future, I'm sure.
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