Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Saturday, March 2nd

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25 of my favorite ‘words of wisdom’ by Dr. Seuss 

Dr. Seuss aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, a beloved American children’s author and animator wrote and illustrated more than 60 books selling over 600 million copies and many have been translated into more than 20 languages. Today, I celebrate his birthday with this blog. Theodor Seuss Geisel born Wednesday, March 2, 1904. I wonder if Wednesday was his favorite day of the week.

Sidenote: Through his works, children have learned very important beginning reading skills like recall, prediction skills, and phonemic awareness.  They also learn skills that help them with vocal expression of the written word when they recite rhymes with animated voices. It will encourage them to read with expression.  Rhyming teaches children how language works and also teaches them creativity. Dr. Seuss’s rhyming books also provide a foundational building block for critical thinking. They encourage children to explore, be curious, think out of the box, investigate, and ask questions. And, it is for these reasons that I love his children’s books.

What are your favorite Dr. Seuss quotes and words of wisdom?

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than YOU!”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
“Oh, the thinks you can think.”
“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”
“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the things you can think up if only try.”
“Step with great care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.”
“It’s opener there in the wide open air.”
“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”
“They say I’m old fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”
“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!”
“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells!”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
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5 Comments on “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Saturday, March 2nd

  1. So much good stuff in the quotes, especially the “smile because it happened” one. Quick story– when the kids were small, we would grab “Fox in Socks,” and they would have a blast with me reading as quickly as I could and seeing how far I could get without my tongue dying a noble death! Fleas in Cheesy Trees is usually the page where I crashed and burned 🙂

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    • Yay! Me too😊 and used his books and life lessons in all my years of teaching. Thanks for stopping in to see his quotes😊


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