Babies’ brains crave repetition, rhythm, and rhyme
Did you like green eggs and ham? Did you wish the cat in the hat would come to play at your house? Whether or not you loved hearing the spritely sentences of those stories as a child, your brain lapped them up-and children’s brains continue to do so half a century after they were written. There is a reason these books still fill racks everywhere from Target to your local library. It turns out that listening to the infectious cadence of lines like Dr. Seuss’s works wonders helping kids learn to read. One fish, two fish… My..!