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.
Looking for that thing to help you keep your storytellers engaged and talking? For the writer's in your care, this journal will keep them talking for a good long while. Encourage them (if they can) to reach out via phone or video to family members and share the memories they write about.
This journal was designed for storytellers in their sunset years who are ready to write about and share their memories. Simple to use and elegant enough to keep around to remind you of them long after they are gone.