Several of his more popular books, such as Yertle the Turtle and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, are quite long. If you choose to read these longer works to your preschool students, it is best to break them into sections, reading just a few pages each day until the book is finished. Many of his other books, such as The Foot Book, Green Eggs and Ham, and If I Ran The Zoo are an appropriate length for preschool circle time.
The Foot Book: Use the book to introduce the concept of right and left to your preschoolers. Have the children stand up and tap their feet while you recite the lines "left foot, left foot, right foot, right". Practice this concept several times. Placing a piece of masking tape on the children's right shoes can help the children easily distinguish the difference.
Green Eggs and Ham: While reading the story, encourage the children to join in for the repeating lines "I do not like them, Sam I am", and "I do not like green eggs and ham". Use the story as a jumping off point to discuss foods that the children like and dislike. Another point to discuss after reading the story would be animals that lay eggs. Can the children think of any other animals besides a chicken that lay eggs? Make a chart of egg-laying animals and non-egg laying animals.
If I Ran the Zoo: What are the children's ideas for running the zoo? Discuss ideas for creating a zoo with your class. Be sure to document each child's ideas for creating their own zoo.