A Perfect Sendoff for Children with Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Did you know Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss is a perfect sendoff for children? A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads!

From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes: “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’”

Oh, the Places You'll Go!  is yet another wonderful book written by that genius Dr. Seuss. In this book children are encouraged to explore the world and to avoid letting a bad experience hinder them from exploring more new places and things. Naturally, younger children will also profit from this book as a tool to learn how to read and sound out new words as they increase their vocabulary at the same time.

The book starts by asking children to use their imaginations to think up what the real world might be like out there; and parents can help their children by teaching them about the world out there, too. This sets things up for an exciting and educational discussion between parent and child about the real world out there. Seuss clearly puts the child in the driver's seat when he writes "and you are the guy who'll decide where to go." Seuss encourages kids to always strive to explore while being creative and open to new things; Seuss writes that "you'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead." Can you imagine how stimulating that must be to a young child just breaking out of their shell? It's very good.

Oh, the Places you'll Go!, shows that you can go to high heights in life as long as you maintain a positive attitude and esteem you can accomplish anything. Seuss' message also includes, "but sometimes you won't." Life isn't always easy, there will be, "bang-ups and hang-ups", along the way. But the point he makes is to not let those get you down and get out of your rut, escape those unhappy times for good times to come.

This is a great book, until you grow up. Then it is just another in a long list of lies told to us as children to strengthen our self esteem and encourage us to believe we will do more with our life than spend it in and out of rehab or floating from one dead end job to another.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was the basic founding and principle for understanding about differences with the youth of our time. It shows that there are hardships in life, and not everything is perfect from a child's eyes. It really does tell the truth and expose the meaningless words our parents told us when were younger children.