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Early childhood educators will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss next week with a variety of learning activities. Play is the cornerstone of developmentally appropriate early education, and favorite books by Dr. Seuss provide many opportunities to incorporate hands-on play activities with a learning concept. Books by this much loved author offer early childhood educators ideas to build lesson themes around favorite characters such as Horton in "Horton Hears A Who". Animals are always a favorite theme in early learning classrooms, and Seuss characters like Horton and the Cat in his Cat in the Hat books are just a few of the animals to celebrate Seuss with play activities. The dramatic play area in an early childhood classroom is an excellent area to allow children to choose their favorite Seuss book and act out the story. The rhythm of the text in Seuss books can be used to create chants and even songs for play activities and creative movement activities. Books by Seuss can also spark creative art for children. Favorite colors in a Seuss book can be chosen for a painting activity or a collage activity.

The early educators at Primrose School in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota plan learning activities around themes. Theme-based learning at Primrose gives young children the opportunity to explore themes with child-initiated play in block centers and dramatic play centers. Dramatic play and literacy are two of the seven domains of early learning at Primrose. Creative movement and art are also part of the Primrose classrooms. Primrose early Education Center is located at 9127 Town Center Parkway in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota. Visit the school to see how the teachers will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with literacy and play activities.

Celebrate Seuss next week with creative play activities and inspire your children to read more of their favorite books by this beloved author. Check out the fun video included in my article. You will learn some interesting Seuss facts that you might not know.

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