Dr. Seuss Day is coming, Dr. Seuss Day is coming!
March 2, once known as Theodore Geisel’s birthday, has become the day that we educators, librarians, and book lovers celebrate the author’s great works. In fact, we’ve taken over the entire month of March. If you’re looking forward to doing some Seuss-y activities with your littles, look no further. I. Am. So. Excited.
Horton Hears a Who is one of my favorite-ist Seuss books. I love Horton’s pertinacity, his absolute insistence upon caring for creatures he can’t even see. If my life’s theme is Have Courage and Be Kind, then Horton kinda has to be my hero, because he is both of those things incarnate. And there are lots of activities can your littles enjoy along with this book.
Isn’t that just about the best Valentine sentiment you can think of?
Guess How Much I love you is such a sweet, lyrical book. I imagine we’ve all read it to our littles at some point, and if you haven’t, do so immediately. It is hard to express the unending amount of love we have for our children. Even they can never understand the truth behind the way we would lay down in traffic for them, take a bullet for them, stand between them and anything that could hurt them. Because of that love. The kind that goes all the way to the moon and back.
Maybe this book can give them a sense of it. Maybe the antics of Little Nutbrown Hare will make them giggle. Maybe the gorgeous watercolors by Anita Jeram will give them that sense of wonder and peace only a good picture book can. Whatever their response, they will be sure to enjoy this beautiful book. Here are some activities for them to enjoy along with it.
Well, my lovelies, the Lit Mama is getting all geared up for Valentine’s Lovey Lovey Heart Day, and this beautiful book is a great way to cuddle up with your favorite Valentine. Little Bear has always been one of my most-loved picture-book characters. His world is so gentle and sweet. I often read him to my Littles and Big both when they were very small because I wanted them to get to view the world from such a tender perspective. This particular story, Little Bear’s Valentine, continues our Valentine’s mother-child theme, which rocks my socks off.
Valentine’s Day is not far away, and many of us homeschoolers are looking forward to some easy peasy lessons to go along with it. If you’re expecting red and pink here, get over it. I think Valentine’s Day should be about All Kinds of love, so we’re going to look at Audrey Penn’s beautiful book, A Pocket Full of Kisses. It’s blue. And it’s about the best kind of love there is.