Why choose Dr. Seuss? His books can improve Phonemic Awareness. This is defined as the ability to identify and manipulate different sounds. It is a general understanding of how sounds are put together to form words. It is important for early readers to be able to relate sounds or phonemes to their written form. The word 'cat' for instance can be broken down into three -- /c/, /a/, /t/. When young learners already understand this, they are able to read and spell better.
Word recognition is “the foundational process of reading and is needed to support vocabulary attainment and reading comprehension” (Archer, et. al, 2003). Even if a child knows what a 'closet' is for instance, if he is unable to read it properly, he wouldn't understand it. When children are able to decode words better, they become more fluent in reading.
Help your child improve reading by sharing a Dr. Seuss book at home. Play around with words and make your own rhymes.
Here's a few suggestions:
Change-up Game - Start with one word, for instance "tall" and let your child change the beginning letter (wall, ball, hall, etc). Go ahead and play with the middle sound too.
Rhyme Tic Tac Toe - Instead of x's put in words that end with -et, for example, and for o's put in words that end with -ed. Whoever gets three rhymes in a row wins.
Guess a Drawing - Draw the exact picture you want your child to guess but what it sounds like.