Sunday, March 2, 2008

One Fish Two Fish


"The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go."

from: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

One hundred and four years ago, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born. And thank goodness! I took a few moments today to read a bit about Theodor Geisel, and most of what I learned was very interesting, and quite new to me.

"You can think about gloves.
You can think about SNUVS.
You can think a long time
about snuvs and their gloves."

from: Oh, the Thinks you Can Think!

I can't count the many happy hours the girls and I have spent reading Dr. Seuss stories. I've also used many of his books to help other children learn to read. There's such sheer pleasure just in the sound of his words, rhymes and rhythms.

"HOP
POP
We like to hop.
We like to hop
on top of Pop.

STOP
You must not hop on Pop."

from: Hop on Pop

I have told Meital that she could be the next Dr. Seuss. My girl has an uncanny ability to come up with rhymes without any forethought. She'll just start off and a rhyme will come to her. She can do this in Hebrew as well as English. She also loves to draw and make up stories.

"We looked!
Then we saw him step in on the mat!
We looked!
And we saw him!
The Cat in the Hat!
And he said to us,
'Why do you sit there like that?'"

from: The Cat in the Hat

Who knows? It will be fun to see what she does with those talents.

"Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere."

from: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

2 comments:

AlisonH said...

I used to "read" the Cat in the Hat to my kids as we were driving around; I would recite it, and then sing out "ding!" when it was time for them to turn the page in the back seat. Good times.

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

I only got familiarized (spelling?) with Dr Seuss a couple of years ago!! :) I love it though.