March 2nd is the birthday of our beloved Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss’ stories combined unique words, playful rhyming, and silly characters to engage children and adults alike. To celebrate the author and his lasting impact on story time, classrooms across the country are engaging in educational and fun activities to get students excited about learning! Here are a few Dr. Seuss books that can help teach your little one some valuable lessons:

  • Hop on Pop is perfect to introduce your young one to phonics! The short sentences with simple rhyming and descriptive pictures will help your child correlate sounds with similar letters.
  • Green Eggs and Ham is a great story to share with a child that likes to say “No!”; whether they are picky eaters or just don’t like to try new things, this story will show them that trying new things (or foods) can lead to something unexpected and enjoyable!
  • Horton Hears a Who! will expand your child’s social-emotional development teaching them to stand up for what they believe in.
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas teaches children the true meaning of the holidays. It’s an important reminder that the holidays are about more than just the gifts and that we should enjoy our time together as well.
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go! typically is a gift for recent graduates, but it will apply to your young child’s life now. It is a great story that teaches them to reach for their dreams.
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories is a perfect story to show your young one that they shouldn’t make assumptions about someone based on their appearance.
  • The Lorax is an example of a story that highlights the importance of the environment. With Earth Day around the corner, start the conversation now about nature and taking care of our planet.

Dr. Seuss’ fun illustrations will pull you into the story. At Crème de la Crème, we hope that you are able to bring a bit of Seuss magic into your home!