First published in 1957, Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" has become a children's classic, loved by people of all ages. It's an enjoyable read-aloud, but it's also simple enough for beginning readers to tackle on their own. If you want to expand on the fun of this whimsical story, check out this list for ideas. You'll find craft suggestions, a game idea and activities for building math and language arts skills.
Dr. Seuss wrote "The Cat in the Hat" to help kids enjoy learning to read. He considered the primers of his day boring and hoped that children would be more inclined to read if the story was entertaining. The book uses only 236 words, all of which can be read by an average first or second grade student.
Find "The Cat in the Hat" and other Dr. Seuss books at your local library. The main branch of the Peoria Public Library is located at 107 Northeast Monroe, Peoria, Ill. After you read this entertaining classic with your child, make the fun last with these simple, educational activities that your youngster will enjoy.