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ABC by Dr. Seuss

Updated on January 29, 2014

ABC By Dr. Seuss - the Fun Way to Learn your Alphabet!

The night before I started the first grade I anxiously went to my parents and with great consternation I told them "I am scared because I don't know my alphabet." My father kindly told me "I think there will be lots of children there who do not know their alphabet.."

That was true of course, but it didn't have to be - if my folks had known about Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

This book by Dr. Seuss is definitely the most fun way that I know of to teach and learn the alphabet. Dr. Seuss combined his inimitable art and characters with a strong phonetic teaching of the alphabet to make it unforgettable and well - really fun! I think the best way to learn the alphabet is to have a loved one read this book to the young children in their lives - over and over again, and to reinforce it with playing the CD's.

Photo by Cwterp, own work made available per Public Domain: The Alphabet in American Sign Language

Dr. Seuss's Amazing ABC Book - Very Funny Alphabet book

I can't guarantee that your child will learn the alphabet if you read this book to them, but I almost can. Of course if they are like my kids - they will want it read over and over and over.

Dr. Seuss's ABC  (Beginner Books, I Can Read It All By Myself)
Dr. Seuss's ABC (Beginner Books, I Can Read It All By Myself)

Dr. Seuss's excellent alphabet book. This book is timeless, kids will be laughing at it 300 years from now.

 

Watch a PreSchooler Read Dr. Seuss's ABC's - Reading All by Herself

Here is a sweet little three year old reading the alphabet book. If you doubt it - just know that MY son read at 4 years of age.

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Dr. Seuss ABC Cards - Great Way to accompany the Dr. Seuss Alphabet Book

It's nice to have something to hold when Mom is reading you a Dr. Seuss book - these cards are perfect.

Dr. Seuss ABC
Dr. Seuss ABC

These are sturdy cards that are easy for kids to hold, the capital letter on one side and the small letter on the other.

 

Reading Out Loud truly is Fundamental to a Child's Well Being

And Some Kids Are not Learning the Skill of their Alphabet

Lately there have been more and more programs to teach children literacy, especially using the computer. These are all well and good, but I will never believe they will replace simple out loud reading to your children. For forty years, Reading is Fundamental has delivered books to children and their families to help promote this activity. Reading out loud can begin at birth, and in fact it is recommended that it do so. The Reading is Fundamental Site, or your local librarian can help you choose great books for all ages of your child.

Recently a friend of mine took a job at a retail store, and she was asked to alphabetize some records. Apparently many employees did not have that skill, just as they could not make change without the cash register, or add and subtract without a calculator. Many people just don't learn basic skills. And as wonderful as the computer and technology is, there is a danger that by over relying on it we will lose our ability to perform basic skills.

Dr. Seuss's ABC's was published in 1963, and the combination of zany art, rhyming, and repetition make it a perfect way to learn the ABC's even now.

(PS - the cute poster is available at Allposters for just 6.99!)

Dr. Seuss on Ebay - Fun toys, games and clothes

I love eBay, and I have found some very unique Dr. Seuss ABC items there.

I endeavor to bring good products to you sold by highly ranked eBay sellers with reasonable return policies.

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How did you learn your alphabet? - And what was your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

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      HelpKidsToRead 4 years ago

      I loved ABC by Dr. Seuss as a kid. My mom kept all of our Dr. Seuss books all of these years. It was great to be able to pull them out when my kids were learning to read. I still get a kick out of them and my kids are 10 and 15... ha! Great lens! Thanks for sharing it with us. Derrek (HelpToRead.net)

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the introduction to the ABCs by Dr. Seuss!

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      Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

      I don't remember how or when I learned the alphabet, but I know I could read and write when I started 1st grade. My daughters also taught themselves to read at around age 4; we had plenty of books and other materials around as toys for them, and not much TV ...

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      tammywilliams09 4 years ago

      I love "The Cat in the Hat" and "Horton Hears a Who!". Dr. Seuss' rhyming is always so fun. I agree with you that Technology is great but can cause people to forget how to use basic reading and math skills. Thanks for sharing.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      I wasn't read Dr. Seuss books a lot growing up. However my daughter loves Dr. Suess books so now we read them all the time:)

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      It is amazing the pressure that we put on ourselves. I know very few people who did not eventually master the alphabet :) . It all seems so important at the time - but plus or minus 3, 4, 6 months - really makes no difference. The key is to make learing fun - and that is what Dr Suess does!

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Dr. Seuss will always be in my heart. Love all the books, though never had the ABC book.

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      natashaely 5 years ago

      I love Dr Seuss and I remember this when i worked in the bookshop and the children would delight in learning from it. I think anything that helps childrent o learn is a good thing. Excellent page :)

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      We don't have ABC by Dr.Seuss, but maybe I need to get it. My little one is just learning how to read.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      I love all the Dr. Seuss books. It's difficult to choose just one. I do aspire to write my own children's books. I would love to be able to have the type of success in writing that Dr. Seuss has had.

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      lamontcranston 5 years ago

      I would buy this book to teach my granddaughter how to read! I love Dr. Seuss

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning on Dr. Seuss's birthday to thank him for Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!, a delightful way of learning the ABC's!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I think i learnt my alphabets from a visual chart as well as the ABC Song!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think I learned my alphabet from my sister, who was ahead of me in school and came home reading the ABC song but then I remember learning to identify the letters in first grade. Funny, I can visualize that room and the AVC's above the blackboard. The hardest for me was the b/d confusion until I figured out that I would only need to remember one of them and the other one just followed. I always loved Horton Hears a Who.

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      buckwheat  7 years ago

      We read this book, and also Hop on Pop!