“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.” These are the beloved words of Dr. Seuss, and while to some his stories can be nothing more than dreamy tales of imaginary creatures and made up words, to children, he has been known as a worldwide author who helps children explore their imagination all while learning to read. The following is comprised to show the benefits that Dr. Seuss books can help children blossom developmentally in an innocent and creative world he has dreamt up.
Buzzle.com states that back when Dr. Seuss was writing children’s stories, there were a number of illiterate children that found themselves being too bored by books to want to read. This is when Dr. Seuss began to write stories for children that were titled Beginner Books. There is no doubt that with his unique verses and pleasing to read rhymes that children are going to be interested and extremely eager to read.
Aside from assisting the help intrigue students to learn to read, Dr. Seuss has also played a big part in helping children to open their imagination and explore new ways of thinking. People of all ages are know the creative styles of Dr. Seuss, from the Who’s in Whoville to the animals that can talk and resemble images from our wildest of dreams. No artistic talent can match that of Dr. Seuss, and for children, having a path to guide them on a better understanding of creative learning can prove to be extremely effective to them developmentally. By reading a Dr. Seuss book, children can gain a deeper understanding that it’s ok to use your imagination and have fun while learning.
Not only does Dr. Seuss novels help to entertain children enough so that reading, and help them to explore the world of creativity and imagination, but his tales also help children to learn valuable life lessons in a fun and entertaining way. Michigan.gov tells of the Dr. Seuss tale entitled The Lorax, which helps children to understand the importance of keeping the environment well kept and those that live there safe and thriving. You see, with the story of The Lorax, Dr. Seuss has come up with an imaginary land and imaginary people to tell a tale that can be put to real life situations such animals being left without homes after their environments are destroyed.
Michigan.gov states that, “The Lorax is a creature that lived in the land the Once-ler was destroying. The Lorax tried to warn the Once-ler that he was hurting the environment, but the Once-ler was greedy and did not stop to take care of the land.” This is put in simple yet powerful terms that children can understand and grow from.
The impact that books can have on a child’s life as they grow and flourish with the world around them can be monumental, and no child should be denied the wonders of Dr. Seuss novels. Any chance that a child has to learn and grow in a fun and imaginative way without feeling discouraged or rejected should not be taken lightly.
“MDA – Dr. Seuss, the Environment, and You.” SOM – State of Michigan. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. .
Miclaus, By Claudia. “Dr. Seuss, An American Legend.” Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. .