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Despitethefactthatwerarelydiscussthemandusuallykeepthemcovered,

feetareanextremelyimportantaspectofthehumanbody.Feetmoveusfrom

placetoplace,provideasolidbaseonwhichwecanstand,andcanevendisplayour

fashionsensethroughtheuseofpedicures,toerings,tattoos,andcuteshoes.In

hisillustratedchildren‛sbook,TheFootBook,Dr.Seussusesrhythmicandrhyming

languagetoexploretheworldoffeet.TheFootBookshouldbeamandatorypart

oftheCentralYorkkindergartencurriculumbecauseitprovidesseverallife

lessonsthatwouldbenefityoungchildren.TheFootBookteacheschildren

toleranceandacceptanceofthosewhoaredifferent;itteacheschildrento

appreciatelife,andithelpschildrentodevelopanunderstandingofpoetry.

OnereasonwhyTheFootBookshouldbeincludedinthekindergarten

curriculumisbecauseitteacheschildrentobetolerantofthosewhoaredifferent

fromthembycelebratingalldifferentkindsoffeet.Seusswrites,“RedfeetBlack

feet”and“SmallfeetBigfeet.”Thesepassagesshowcharacterswhoaredifferent

colorsandsizes.Thebookmakesitclearthatallofthesecharactersarevaluable

andaccepted,sochildrenwilllearnthattheyshouldappreciateallpeople

regardlessofpersonalcharacteristics.Seussalsowrites,“HisfeetHerfeetFuzzy

furfeet.”Itdoesn‛tmatterwhethersomeoneisamale,afemale,orananimal;

theyshouldallbeacceptedequally.Atanagewheregirlsandboysoftenrefuseto

playwitheachother,thelessonthatboysandgirlsareequalisextremely

important.Byshowinghisacceptanceofallkindsoffeet,Seussteacheschildren

tovalueeachother.

AnotherreasonwhyTheFootBookshouldbeincludedinthekindergarten

curriculumisbecauseitteacheschildrentoappreciatelife.Thebookbegins,“Left

footLeftfootRightfootRight…FeetinthemorningFeetatnight.”Accompanying

thetextarepicturesofaveryhappymonster.Childrencanclearlyseethat

whethertheyareusingtheirleftfootorrightfoot,andwhatevertimeofdayitis,

theyshouldfeelhappiness.Thebookcontinues,“WetfootDryfootLowfootHigh foot.”Ahappymonsterisshownineachofthesepictures.Fromthis,childrencan learnthatwhethertheyarewet,dry,low,orhigh,theycanbehappy.IfTheFoot Bookisaddedtothekindergartencurriculum,childrenwillbeabletoreceivethe powerfullessonaboutappreciationandcontentmentthatispresentinthebook. Finally,TheFootBookshouldbeincludedinthekindergartencurriculum becauseithelpschildrendevelopanunderstandingofpoetry. Throughoutthebook thereisapowerfulrhythminpassageslike,“LeftfootRightfootFeetFeetFeet… Howmany,manyfeetyoumeet.”Thesewordscreateaverbaldrumbeatthat childrencanfeel.Althoughtheymightnotknowthenameofthesoundtechniques presentinthebook,thefeelingofabeatwillhelpchildrendeveloptheabilityto heardifferentmetersandrhythmsinpoetry.Later,Seusswrites,“Slowfeet QuickfeetTrickfeetSickfeet.”Thetextcontainsrhymeinadditiontorhythm. Kindergartnerscanbegintounderstandhowrhymeworksinpoetrytodevelop repeatingsoundsthatstrikethelistener‛sear.ThroughmultiplereadingsofThe FootBook,childrenwillgrowintheirabilitytorespondtopoetry. OnebookthatshouldbeamandatorypartoftheCentralYorkkindergarten curriculumisTheFootBookbyDr.Seuss.Itprovideslessonsontoleranceand acceptance,lifeappreciation,andpoeticunderstanding.Childrenwhohavethe opportunitytoreadthisbookwillfindtheirlivesenrichedwiththesepowerful lessons.TheFootBookshouldbeanindispensiblepartofeveryclassroom.

Despitethefact

thatwerarelydiscussthemandusuallykeepthemcovered,feetareanextremely importantaspectofthehumanbody.Feetmoveusfromplacetoplace,providea solidbaseonwhichwecanstand,andcanevendisplayourfashionsensethrough theuseofpedicures,toerings,tattoos,andcuteshoes.Inhisillustrated children‛sbook,TheFootBook,Dr.Seussusesrhythmicandrhyminglanguageto exploretheworldoffeet.

TheFootBookshouldbeamandatorypartoftheCentralYork

kindergartencurriculumbecauseitprovidesseverallifelessonsthatwouldbenefit

youngchildren.

T heFootBook​​

teacheschildren

toleranceandacceptanceofthosewhoaredifferent

;

itteacheschildrento

​ ; ​ itteacheschildrento appreciatelife, ​ and ​

appreciatelife,and

ithelpschildrentodevelopanunderstandingofpoetry.

Sentence1:

OnereasonwhyTheFootBookshouldbeincluded

isbecause

itteacheschildrentobetolerantof

inthekindergartencurriculum

thosewhoaredifferentfromthembycelebratingalldifferentkindsoffeet.

Sentence2: S eusswrites,“RedfeetBlackfeet”and“Smallfeet

 

Bigfeet.”

 

Sentence3: T hesepassagesshowcharacterswhoaredifferentcolors

 

andsizes.

 

Sentence4: T hebookmakesitclearthatallofthesecharactersare

 

valuableandaccepted,sochildrenwilllearnthattheyshouldappreciateallpeople

regardlessofpersonalcharacteristics.

 

Sentence5: Seussalsowrites,“HisfeetHerfeetFuzzyfur

feet.”
feet.”

Sentence6: Itdoesn‛tmatterwhethersomeoneisamale,afemale,oran

animal;theyshouldallbeacceptedequally.

Sentence7: ​ A tanagewheregirlsandboysoftenrefusetoplaywitheach
Sentence7: ​ A tanagewheregirlsandboysoftenrefusetoplaywitheach
other,thelessonthatboysandgirlsareequalisextremelyimportant.
Sentence8: ​ B yshowinghisacceptanceofallkindsoffeet,
Seussteacheschildrentovalueeachother.
Sentence1: ​
AnotherreasonwhyT​heFootBook​shouldbe
includedinthekindergartencurriculum
​isbecause​
itteacheschildrento
appreciatelife.
Sentence2: ​ T hebookbegins,“LeftfootLeftfootRightfoot
Right…FeetinthemorningFeetatnight.”
Sentence3: ​ A ccompanyingthetextarepicturesofaveryhappy
monster.
Sentence4: ​ C hildrencanclearlyseethatwhethertheyareusingtheir
leftfootorrightfoot,andwhatevertimeofdayitis,theyshouldfeelhappiness.
Sentence5: ​ T hebookcontinues,“WetfootDryfootLowfoot
Highfoot.”
Sentence6: ​ A happymonsterisshownineachofthesepictures.
Sentence7: ​ F romthis,childrencanlearnthatwhethertheyarewet,
dry,low,orhigh,theycanbehappy.
Sentence8: ​ I f​TheFootBook​isaddedtothekindergarten
curriculum,childrenwillbeabletoreceivethepowerfullessonaboutappreciation
andcontentmentthatispresentinthebook.
Sentence1: ​ Finally,
​TheFootBook​shouldbeincludedinthe
kindergartencurriculum
​because
i​thelpschildrendevelopanunderstandingof
poetry.

Sentence2: T hroughoutthebookthereisapowerfulrhythmin

passageslike,“LeftfootRightfootFeetFeetFeet…Howmany,manyfeetyou

meet.” Sentence3: ​ T hesewordscreateaverbaldrumbeatthatchildrencan feel. Sentence4: ​ A
meet.”
Sentence3: ​ T hesewordscreateaverbaldrumbeatthatchildrencan
feel.
Sentence4: ​ A lthoughtheymightnotknowthenameofthesound
techniquespresentinthebook,thefeelingofabeatwillhelpchildrendevelopthe
abilitytoheardifferentmetersandrhythmsinpoetry.
Sentence5: ​ L ater,Seusswrites,“SlowfeetQuickfeetTrickfeet
Sickfeet.”
Sentence6: ​ T hetextcontainsrhymeinadditiontorhythm.
Sentence7: ​ K indergartnerscanbegintounderstandhowrhymeworksin
poetrytodeveloprepeatingsoundsthatstrikethelistener‛sear.
Sentence8: ​
Throughmultiplereadingsof​TheFootBook​,childrenwillgrowintheirabilityto
respondtopoetry.
Sentence1: ​ ​
Onebookthatshouldbeamandatorypartofthe
CentralYorkkindergartencurriculumisT​heFootBook​byDr.Seuss.
Sentence2: ​
​Itprovideslessonsontoleranceand
acceptance
​,
​lifeappreciation,​
and
p​oeticunderstanding.

Sentence3: C hildrenwhohavethe

opportunitytoreadthisbookwillfindtheirlivesenrichedwiththesepowerful

lessons.TheFootBookshouldbeanindispensiblepartofeveryclassroom.