BIG B, little b, what begins with B? A blog post about Dr. Seuss, as you can plainly see!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known by his pen name “Dr. Seuss,” was born on March 2, 1904. In 1997, a national Read Across America Day was created. What better day to celebrate than on Dr. Seuss’s birthday? For some schools, it’s grown into a week-long celebration of Dr. Seuss! What does that have to do with Legacy? Read on!
We celebrate the legacy of a man who gave us words. He gave us stories and silliness. He taught us our letters, and important life lessons (I’m looking at you Sneetches and How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Since the first Dr. Seuss book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was published in 1937, most folks will have encountered his books in some way.
Questions about Dr. Suess
At The Legacy Recorder, we strive to find ways to connect with our Elders and to build those relationships between generations. Dr. Seuss is the perfect bridge to connect young and old, silly and serious, strong readers and timid readers. Check out the questions below for a starting point to a fun conversation
- What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
- Why that book?
- What memories do you have connected with that book?
- Do you have a least favorite book?
- What don’t you like about it?
- Can you repeat any parts of a Dr. Seuss book from memory?
With over 60 children’s books in print, in 20 different languages, the answers may surprise you! This is a simple way to give care providers the perfect opportunity to extend and build for a future time together. Can they bring the book to their next meeting? Can the elder read it to them? If not, they can read it together, or give them a special performance.
If you want to take a deeper dive into helping someone you love tell their story, then the Legacy Recorder Community Guide is the way to go. You can pick it up for $15. You can get your hands on that here. If you already have a copy, thank you!
The 5 Minute Storytelling Scripts mentioned in the podcast episodes can be found here.
There is a brand new book (journal!) that can be purchased through Amazon. It is a companion to the book linked above.
For Activities Staff and Directors
The Legacy Program & Activities Package is live. The package includes worksheets, specific instructions for sessions (agendas!), activity suggestions, and how to execute an engaging storytelling experience.
If you have questions about what’s included or want to ask about something else for your program, please use the messenger chat bubble to get in touch.