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Earth Day Storytime: The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Earth Day Storytime: The Lorax by Dr Seuss

If you’ve been looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day (which was Saturday) why not read The Lorax? What? Don’t have a copy readily available? Don’t worry, I’m reading it here for you. Enjoy!

Now, can you think of something to do to help protect the Earth? Maybe some recycling, or pick up trash, or plant a tree or water a plant? Use your imagination, it’s easy to be nice to the planet, after all, it’s where we keep our stuff! Where else would I keep my books if I didn’t keep them on Earth?

What did you do to celebrate Earth Day?

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What an Animal Reading Challenge COMPLETE!

Several months back I signed on to the What an Animal Reading Challenge with the good folks at What An Animal Reading Challenge.

The rules were simple: read a book that had an animal on the cover or contained an animal. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?

HA! This turned out to be more difficult than I thought but I’m glad to say I completed it!

Yay!

Here are the books I read:

1. The Cat Who Turned On and Off Lilian Jackson Braun.  My review is here.

2. Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!)  Reviewed here.

3. Hunger Games (a bird on the cover!!) Reviewed here.

4. Catching Fire.  I have NO proof, you’ll just hafta trust me.  You can quiz me if you like, I know ALL the answers.  prolly.

5. Mockingjay.  Proof that my cat supervised the reading of Mockingjay.

6. So Many Bunnies Board Book: A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book.  A video read; down below.

 

and ta DA!! That makes 6!!

I’ve loved participating in these challenges. Can’t wait to see what I’ll get into next.

Have you participated in any challenges?

dite moi! (tell me, in French.  or English)

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Dr. Seuss Activity – The Lorax UPDATE!

DON’T FORGET, IT’S EARTH DAY!

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.”

If you have preschool aged or older (esp) children you can incorporate Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax into a science lesson about pollution.

Read The Lorax.  Engage the children, as much as they are able, in a discussion about pollution.

Talk about how trees, plants, people, doggies, etc need clean air to breath and be healthy.

Tell them: You can’t see air but it is all around us.

Practice breathing in and out.  That stuff that you can’t see? That’s air!

Air activity: give each child a straw and a cotton ball and set on a table or the floor.  Have children get down on the level of the cotton ball and have children blow through the straw to move the cotton ball.  That, is air!

Tell them: If air is dirty then it won’t be good to breathe and could make us sick.

What do you think dirty air looks like? Listen to answers.

Activity: On a piece of construction paper, allow child to draw or paint what they think dirty air might look like. Discuss.

Ask children: How can we keep our air clean and not dirty so we can breathe it and stay healthy? Accept and discuss answers.

Answer: Planting trees or plants or flowers are ways to clean the air.

Activity: plant a tree outside or plant grass in cups, etc.

Watch the plant grow and discuss growth.  This project could be extended days or weeks to watch the grass/plant grow!

 

I cannot stress how important it is for the little ones to learn to take care of the planet.  It’s the only one we’ve got!

 

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.

 

Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss during Jersey Family Fun’s Suess-A-Palooza!

 

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Dr Seuss’ Birthday

On March 2 people all over the world (prolly) celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

Not one to be left out of a party, I read to my littles at the YMCA.

And some (ok one) of them even listened.

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What am I reading?

Green Eggs and Ham, of course!

and hey guess what?

it counts as part of Jersey Family Fun’s Seuss-A-Palooza

and

What an animal reading challenge, cuz, well, the character is some kind of animal.

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Wordless Wednesday – Dr. Seuss edition

Bailey wants to read a book.

Which one should he choose?

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this one…

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or…

but…

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have you seen my glasses?

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seriously…

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i mean it

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Day…Play…

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maybe…

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i should eat..?

Linking up for more Seuss fun at

Seuss-A-Palooza!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

Join everyone in wishing Dr. Seuss a happy birthday by

reading

a book

to a child:

Read a book!

You won’t regret it!

Then

Hop over to my dear friend

Julie Myers Pron

at Just Precious cuz she’s talking about reading too!

Then, take the kids over to for a video

and your local PBS TV station to catch

the Cat in the Hat A thon!

Busy day!

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Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.