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Celebrate Dr Seuss Day – Read Across America

It’s coming.  It’s nearly almost here.  The funnest fun day ever, that happens just once a year.  What day is that, you ask?  What special day is on it’s way?  Why, it’s none other than the spectacular Dr. Seuss Day!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day.

Perhaps you ask, “How to celebrate?” or “What should I do?”  Well, in honor of Seuss’s birthday, you should pick up a book, too!

 

the places youll go

On March 2nd, teachers and parents around the globe celebrate this iconic author on the annual Read Across America Day! On Read Across America Day, everyone is encouraged to pick up a book and read to a child.  I think Dr. Seuss would have liked that more than a million jillion birthday candles on his cake, don’t you?

Young Theodor GeiselI have such fond memories of reading Dr. Seuss books as a child, and have established a modest collection of them for my children, as well. I don’t, however, have them all.  Did you know that Theodor Geisel, lovingly known as Dr. Seuss by children worldwide, wrote over 60 books for children during his life time?  He used the pen name Dr. Seuss for the books that he both wrote and illustrated. He also authored over a dozen books as Theo LeSieg (which is Geisel reversed) and one as Rosetta Stone.  The books under the penname Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone were not illustrated by Geisel. Here’s a list of the books written/illustrated by Theodor Geisel as Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone with the year of publication.

 

    1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
    2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
    3. The King’s Stilts (1939)
    4. The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
    5. Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
    6. The Pocket Book of Boners (1941) – originally published as four separate stories
    7. McElligot’s Pool (1947)
    8. Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
    9. Bartholomew And The Oobleck (1949)
    10. If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
    11. Gerald McBoing Boing (1952)
    12. Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
    13. Horton Hears A Who! (1954)
    14. On Beyond Zebra (1955)
    15. If I Ran The Circus (1956)
    16. The Cat in the Hat (1957)
    17. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
    18. Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (1958)
      1. The Big Brag (1958) – from Yertle the Turtle
      2. Gertrue McFuzz (1958) – from Yertle the Turtle
    19. The Cat In The Hat Comes Back! (1958)
    20. Happy Birthday To You! (1959)
    21. Green Eggs And Ham (1960)
    22. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
    23. The Sneetches And Other Stories (1961)
      1. Too Many Daves (1961) – from The Sneetches
      2. What Was I Scared Of? (1961) – from The Sneetches
      3. The Zax (1961) – from The Sneetches
    24. Ten Apples up on Top! (1961) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    25. Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
    26. Dr Seuss’s ABC (1963)
    27. Hop on Pop (1963)
    28. Fox In Socks (1965)
    29. I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew (1965)
    30. I Wish I Had Duck Feet (1965) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    31. The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book (1966)
    32. Come over to My House (1966) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    33. The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
    34. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1968)
    35. The Foot Book (1968)
    36. The Eye Book (1968) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    37. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories (1969)
      1. The Glunk That Got Thunk (1969) – from I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today
      2. King Looie Katz (1969) – from I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today
    38. My Book About Me (1969)
    39. I Can Draw Myself (1970)
    40. Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
    41. The Lorax (1971)
    42. I Can Write!  A Book by Me, Myself (1971) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    43. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
    44. In a People House (1972) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    45. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
    46. The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff (1973)
    47. Great Day For Up (1974)
    48. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! (1974)
    49. The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (1974) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    50. Wacky Wednesday (1974) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    51. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
    52. Would you Rather Be a Bullfrog (1975) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    53. Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo (1975) *written as Rosetta Stone*
    54. The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)
    55. Hooper Humperdink?  Not Him! (1976) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    56. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember (1977) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    57. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)
    58. Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
    59. Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! (1980) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    60. The Tooth Book (1981) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    61. Hunches In Bunches (1982)
    62. The Butter Battle Book (1984)
    63. You’re Only Old Once! (1986)
    64. I am Not Going to Get Up Today (1987)
    65. The Touch Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987)
    66. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! (1990)

Dr SeussTheodore Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991.  Believe it or not, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!  There are also a handful of books that Books published posthumously include, written or attributed to Dr. Seuss. They are:

  1. Daisy-Head Mayzie (1994) – written by Geisel as Dr. Seuss in 1973.
  2. My Many Colored Days (1996) – written by Geisel as Dr. Seuss in 1973
  3. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day (1998) – based on verses and sketches created by Geisel before his death in 1991, and credited to Dr. Seuss “with some help from Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith”
  4. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011) – a collection of seven stories written by Geisel and previously published in magazines in the early 1950s, but not previously published in a book.  The collection incluedes “The Bippolo Seed”; “The Rabbit, The Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga”; “Gustav, the Goldfish”; “Tadd and Todd”; “Steak for Supper”; “The Strange Shirt Spot”; and “The Great Henry McBride.”

Dr Seuss Books

    I’ll be sharing more on my one of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss in the coming week.  Which is your favorite?  Are there any you haven’t read yet?
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Tickety Toc The Unstoppable, Unpoppable Bubble (3/6)

My daughter, Miss A, happens to be a fan of Tickety Toc.  Sadly when it comes on in the afternoon Miss A is normally napping and then when it comes back on in the evening we are always on the go, so needless to say I was super excited when the opportunity came along to review Tickety Toc’s newest DVD, The Unstoppable, Unpoppable Bubble.

tickety toc unstoppable unpoppable bubble

“The Unstoppable, Unpoppable Bubble” features six episodes of the hit Nick Jr. show that are full of endless amounts of fun! An added feature to the DVD is an adorable paint book featuring all of the characters from Tickety Town!

In The Unstoppable, Unpoppable Bubble, our comedic heroes Tommy and Tallulah test McCoggins’ new unpoppable bubble formula! But soon an unpoppable bubble becomes so large it engulfs the whole town! Will the town be rescued from the extra-large and extra-strong bubble? Will Tommy and Tallulah make it out of the bubble in time to chime? In this and 5 other exciting adventures, the Tickety Town team, along with your preschoolers will learn the importance of teamwork, community and social responsibility.

I think this show is super cute and creative and I love the lessons of teamwork and kindness that Tommy and Tallulah instill. When your children want to imitate everything they see around, it is important that the characters they look up to are good examples of what you want them to be. Tommy and Tallulah are friends who work together to solve problems and always strive to do the right thing; which is precisely the attitude I would love for my children to have.

Follow Tickety Toc on Facebook and @TicketyToc to keep up with all things Tommy and Tallulah!

Now, one lucky reader can win a Tickety Toc The Unstoppable, Unpoppable Bubble DVD of their own. Enter using the widget below, and good luck!

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Teya Toucan

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As I’ve mentioned in the past, Sister is my reluctant reader.  She’s said she doesn’t want to learn to read because then her brother won’t read to her anymore.  I’ve tried to explain that she wouldn’t have to wait for him to read to her if she could read it on her own.  Still, she digs in her heels.  She loves all things animal, though, so every chance I get, I give her books with animals in them.  I figure if I play to her interests, she might change her mind.  I recently received Teya Toucan & Youcan Too, from an independent children’s publishing company called Chungaboo, for review.  The book is a beautifully illustrated ABC rhyming story, and judging from her reaction, it looks like I might be on to something.

Teya Toucan

 

Teya Toucan was written by Mya Shaefer and illustrated by Miles Wisniewski.  It is geared toward children ages 5-10, but the pictures and simple story make it perfect for younger kids, too.

Teya Toucan is available in print—on Amazon—or as an eBook (available on iTunes).  This book is so cute, and would be a perfect stocking stuffer for your little reader, reluctant or not.  I want to get the book The Well from Chungaboo next.  With it’s illustrations of bears, I might just convince Sister that reading is worthwhile, yet.

Learn more about the Chungaboo family of books liking Chungaboo on Facebook.

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Kids Academy 123 Tracing App

Do you have apps on your devices for your kids?  I have a couple. One that we just started using is the 123 Tracing app from Kid’s Academy.  It is designed for younger kids, and allows them to catch fireflies as they trace numbers.  It not only helps them to form the numbers nicely, but teaches them the proper way to write them and encouraged tidy penmanship. 

Kids Academy 123

You can download the Lite (free) version of the app on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Kid’s Academy 123 Tracing on iTunes

Kid’s Academy 123 Tracing on Google Play

Kid’s Academy 123 Tracing on Amazon

The Lite version will allow you to trace numbers 1-5.  After that, the paid version is just $2.99, which is cheap for an an app that helps with handwriting!  Trust me, you’ll want handwriting to be fun!

123 Tracing app

Of course, I have to try out everything before I let the kids play with it.  I had to laugh, because as I sat with my phone balanced on my leg, tracing with my right index finger and holding the camera upside down in my left hand to take pictures, my husband looked at me like I was little bit silly.  Of course, my laughter had nothing to do with how many times I didn’t get the fireflies on the first try, because my number formation (and my handwriting) is the pits.  I’m hoping my kids won’t follow in my penmanship!

My kids enjoy programs that allow them to collect things, so the fireflies in the jar is right up their alley. 

Kid’s Academy was founded in 2011 and specializes in developing apps, such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC, that are educational and fun for kids.  They’ve also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps.

Learn more about Kid’s Academy on Facebook and follow @Kids__Academy on Twitter.

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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy: Best of Collection

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“Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, Wubbzy Wubbzy Wubbzy…Wubbzy Wubbzy, wow, wow…wow, wow…wow, wow, wow…!”  The song is stuck in my head.  My middle daughter, Ms. M is in love with all shows Nick Jr.   I am in love with all things Nick Jr. because regardless of how blatant or understated, there is an element of educational value in most of their shows.  Wow, Wow Wubbzy is no different.  It’s one of the shows out there whose educational content is less in-your-face than others, and, honestly, after a long day of learning at school and doing homework (seriously…why do Kindergarteners need an hour of homework every day?!) understated educational elements and social learning vs. hard core math/spelling is a nice break.

Best of Wow Wow WubbzyA little background on this show, if you’ve never heard of it: Wubbzy is a cheerful, animated guy who lives in a geometrically unique little town called Wuzzleburg.  He spends his days playing games like kickity-kickball and hanging out with his best buds, Widget, Walden, and Daisy.  The show is designed for kids ages 2-5 and its focus is to enhance preschoolers’ social skills such as sharing, listening, compromising, helping, and appreciating other people, and one of its core elements is teaching kids how to solve conflict or cope with everyday life through the use of humor.  It’s really a great little show and so cute that it’s easy to get sucked in!

Best of Wow Wow Wubbzy Collection

As far as my kids go, they don’t really realize they are learning while they’re watching the show, but they are.  A simple conversation with Ms. M after an episode shows me that she understands how the characters had to work together to solve a problem and how having a positive outlook is a choice she has to make.  As far as unwind-after-school shows go, this one is kid-tested and mother-approved, and conveniently, we now own the “best of” Wow! Wow! Wubbzy dvd set so we can watch whenever we want!

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy: Best of Collection (SRP $19.98) is a great addition to any preschooler’s DVD library – and a perfect gift for this holiday season!

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