Finding My Dr. Seuss Books
March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and this week is Read Across America week. With that in mind I went to gather up all my Dr. Seuss books from our book shelves. But…..
Since our oldest son moved out and took all his children’s book, almost ALL of our Dr. Seuss books are gone! Oh my – I will be needing to add those back in. We are still enjoying the books I have left but sorely missing some favorites.
Here are some Dr. Seuss activity ideas to incorporate with his books, and a fun way to use the stretchy band.
Dr. Seuss Activity Links
Stretchy Band For Rhyming
Tuneful Teaching shared a great article this week called “The importance of keeping a beat: Researchers link ability to keep a beat to reading, language skills”.
The findings of a Northwestern University study of more than 100 high school students lend proof to the surprising link between music, rhythmic abilities and language skills.
The Stretchy Band is also a fabulous way to teach “beat competence,” the ability to move your body in a steady beat which matches the tempo of music.
It reminded me of the video they shared awhile ago where they used the stretchy band to teach literacy. You can take the same concept shown below, and use it to send rhyming words around the circle. This is a great tie in with Dr. Seuss’ books!