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You and your kids need to read Dr. Seuss’, The Lorax!

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My daughter and I have been watching this movie a ton lately. I love this movie because I grew up reading the book. I was happy when I found this movie at the goodwill store and I was even more happy when my daughter actually took an interest in it. This movie is adorable and we love the singing parts in it, but the more we watched it, the more I realized how many life lessons are being portrayed in this story. I am here to tell you why you all should read the book and watch the movie with your kids other than the fact that it’s cute.

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The Once-ler’s story tells us that we must be cautious to avoid past mistakes. Learn from your past and the mistakes of others- those you know and those from history. Keep trying and moving forward and try to be a little bit better than you were the day before.
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imageedit_38_9463916942Nature has been known to be good for the soul. It has been known to lower stress and bring out amazing appreciation for our world. Make it a point to go outside on a daily basis. Take a walk. Go hiking or just sit in the grass. Appreciate nature’s beauty.

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Speak for things that can’t speak for themselves. We need to be advocates for people, things and causes that have no voice. This can be done in many ways – Cleaning up beaches or parks or volunteering at an animal shelter. Speak up!

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imageedit_59_4384359739Take the time to get to know the older generations. Learn the stories and memories of those who are older. Find out what their life was like. These people can teach you more than a book can I think. They learned from experiences and mistakes. They’ve been a round for a lot more than you have. Go to a local nursing home and just talk to them. I use to work for an assisted living home and one of my favorite residents was 97 years old and she told me stories about when she was a nurse and where she was from. I loved it.

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One person is capable of so much and that one person can make the world a better place. You’ll never know your strength unless you test your boundaries. You’ll never know what can happen unless you try and do what you think is impossible.

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There ya go. 5 lessons that the Lorax teaches that we should indeed follow.

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16 thoughts on “You and your kids need to read Dr. Seuss’, The Lorax!

  1. Have to love the lessons in Dr. Seuss’s books. Thank you for this – we’ll be introducing our son to his books in the next few months. I’ll use your ‘Coles notes’ to explain the lessons to him.

  2. The Lorax is a great story filled with lessons. Thank you firnointing then out. I think this is a Sr. Seuss book that often gets overlooked.

    1. Sorry for the typos. That’s what typing with a toddler gets you! Thank you for pointing out the lessons in this often overlooked Dr. Seuss book!

  3. Love this. My oldest son loves reading and watching the Lorax! It’s one of our favorite stories.

  4. We love the Lorax and I love all the messages you picked out from the story!

  5. I love this post!! The Lorax is such an amazing book and has such great teachings in it!!

  6. This is actually one of my favorite books. I cannot wait to read it to my little guy, Jax!

  7. Great post! I’ve never actually read any Dr Seuss – the books aren’t so popular here in England. But I’ll definitely add The Lorax to my kids library 🙂

  8. I love all the hidden messages in children’s books. I especially loved the one about the grass in this book. We just sit outside on the grass in the sun to recharge sometimes ; )

  9. I am going to add this to the book shelf. I have been thinking how much I enjoyed Dr. Seuss when I was little but couldn’t really pin point my favorites (because it has been too long) so thank you for sharing this article.

    1. No problem. I loved most Dr. Seuss books but this was one of my absolute favorites right next to Green eggs and Ham of course.

  10. Thanks for the recommendation! We have a few Dr. Suess books and need more. They are the only books my boys will sit through!

  11. I agree with all this! Well said, I agree with being an advocate the most. Not many have the voice or courage to stand up anything!

  12. Great post! Adults should read it too!

    ⁣Hugs, Melanie

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    1. Adults should definitely read this. The movie was good too!

  13. Awww I really need to check out both the book and movie. Seems like it has some really positive messages ❤️

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