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Despitethefactthatwerarelydiscussthemandusuallykeepthemcovered,
feetareanextremelyimportantaspectofthehumanbody.Feetmoveusfrom
placetoplace,provideasolidbaseonwhichwecanstand,andcanevendisplayour
fashionsensethroughtheuseofpedicures,toerings,tattoos,andcuteshoes.In
hisillustratedchildrensbook,
TheFootBook
,Dr.Seussusesrhythmicandrhyming
languagetoexploretheworldoffeet.
TheFootBook
shouldbeamandatorypart
oftheCentralYorkkindergartencurriculumbecauseitprovidesseverallife
lessonsthatwouldbenefityoungchildren.
TheFootBook
teacheschildren
toleranceandacceptanceofthosewhoaredifferentitteacheschildrento
appreciatelife,andithelpschildrentodevelopanunderstandingofpoetry.
Onereasonwhy
TheFootBook
shouldbeincludedinthekindergarten
curriculumisbecauseitteacheschildrentobetolerantofthosewhoaredifferent
fromthembycelebratingalldifferentkindsoffeet.Seusswrites,RedfeetBlack
feetandSmallfeetBigfeet.Thesepassagesshowcharacterswhoaredifferent
colorsandsizes.Thebookmakesitclearthatallofthesecharactersarevaluable
andaccepted,sochildrenwilllearnthattheyshouldappreciateallpeople
regardlessofpersonalcharacteristics.Seussalsowrites,HisfeetHerfeetFuzzy
furfeet.Itdoesntmatterwhethersomeoneisamale,afemale,orananimal
theyshouldallbeacceptedequally.Atanagewheregirlsandboysoftenrefuseto
playwitheachother,thelessonthatboysandgirlsareequalisextremely
important.Byshowinghisacceptanceofallkindsoffeet,Seussteacheschildren
tovalueeachother.
Anotherreasonwhy
TheFootBook
shouldbeincludedinthekindergarten
curriculumisbecauseitteacheschildrentoappreciatelife.Thebookbegins,Left
footLeftfootRightfootRightFeetinthemorningFeetatnight.Accompanying
thetextarepicturesofaveryhappymonster.Childrencanclearlyseethat
whethertheyareusingtheirleftfootorrightfoot,andwhatevertimeofdayitis,

theyshouldfeelhappiness.Thebookcontinues,WetfootDryfootLowfootHigh
foot.Ahappymonsterisshownineachofthesepictures.Fromthis,childrencan
learnthatwhethertheyarewet,dry,low,orhigh,theycanbehappy.If
TheFoot
Book
isaddedtothekindergartencurriculum,childrenwillbeabletoreceivethe
powerfullessonaboutappreciationandcontentmentthatispresentinthebook.
Finally,
TheFootBook
shouldbeincludedinthekindergartencurriculum
becauseithelpschildrendevelopanunderstandingofpoetry.Throughoutthebook
thereisapowerfulrhythminpassageslike,LeftfootRightfootFeetFeetFeet
Howmany,manyfeetyoumeet.Thesewordscreateaverbaldrumbeatthat
childrencanfeel.Althoughtheymightnotknowthenameofthesoundtechniques
presentinthebook,thefeelingofabeatwillhelpchildrendeveloptheabilityto
heardifferentmetersandrhythmsinpoetry.Later,Seusswrites,Slowfeet
QuickfeetTrickfeetSickfeet.Thetextcontainsrhymeinadditiontorhythm.
Kindergartnerscanbegintounderstandhowrhymeworksinpoetrytodevelop
repeatingsoundsthatstrikethelistenersear.Throughmultiplereadingsof
The
FootBook
,childrenwillgrowintheirabilitytorespondtopoetry.
OnebookthatshouldbeamandatorypartoftheCentralYorkkindergarten
curriculumis
TheFootBook
byDr.Seuss.Itprovideslessonsontoleranceand
acceptance,lifeappreciation,andpoeticunderstanding.Childrenwhohavethe
opportunitytoreadthisbookwillfindtheirlivesenrichedwiththesepowerful
lessons.TheFootBookshouldbeanindispensiblepartofeveryclassroom.

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importantaspectofthehumanbody.Feetmoveusfromplacetoplace,providea
solidbaseonwhichwecanstand,andcanevendisplayourfashionsensethrough
theuseofpedicures,toerings,tattoos,andcuteshoes.Inhisillustrated
childrensbook,
TheFootBook
,Dr.Seussusesrhythmicandrhyminglanguageto
exploretheworldoffeet.
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kindergartencurriculum
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Throughoutthebookthereisapowerfulrhythmin
passageslike,LeftfootRightfootFeetFeetFeetHowmany,manyfeetyou
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Later,Seusswrites,SlowfeetQuickfeetTrickfeet
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Itprovideslessonsontoleranceand

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lifeappreciation,
and
poeticunderstanding.
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Childrenwhohavethe
opportunitytoreadthisbookwillfindtheirlivesenrichedwiththesepowerful
lessons.TheFootBookshouldbeanindispensiblepartofeveryclassroom.