"A Bippo-no-Bungus from the wilds of Hippo-no-Hungus or a Tizzle-Topped Tufted Mazurka from the African Island of Yerka. If you were to ask Dr. Seuss how he ever thought up such animals his answer would be disarmingly to the point, ‘Why, I’ve been to most of those places myself, so the names are from memory,"’ explains Roy Williams, in his best-selling book, Magical World of the Wizard of Ads. Roy continues his intriguing analysis with the following.
"Sitting in the tollbooth of the brain, the ever-watchful Broca hates predictability, but
he‘s always delighted by the elegantly unexpected. Dr. Seuss understood the danger of predictability. While each of his stories has a moral, he was careful never to start with one. ‘Kids,' he said, ‘can see a moral coming a mile off and they gag at it.’ Therefore, Dr. Seuss allowed each story’s moral to develop on its own. Never forced or contrived…
Likewise, the good doctor understood that to win the voluntary attention of young children (the world’s most inattentive audience) he would need to enter the realm of the illogical, non-judgmental right brain first, then proceed to the rational, logical left...
|Photo: The heart of play is pleasure - an important component in learning emergency lessons with Yello Dyno. Children dance and sing their way to safety with the song, Help Me Operator!
"Dr. Seuss books proceed from the simple premise that children will believe a ludicrous situation
if it is pursued with relentless logic.
"'If I start with a two-headed animal.’ Seuss said, ‘I must never waver from that concept. There must be two hats in the closet, two toothbrushes in the bathroom, and two sets of spectacles on the night table. Then my readers will accept the poor fellow without hesitation and so will I."'
- From Magical Worlds of the Wizard of Ads by Roy H. Williams
Dr. Seuss would certainly never say, "Stop playing and get to work!" Most of us have come to believe that play is the opposite of work. We actually get frustrated if a student is not keeping to the task. We see them as goofing off or being lazy. Yet, if you allow yourself to float back in time to your favorite class, wasn't learning fun? We all learn more eaily when we are having fun. Adding play to learning helps to hold children's interest therefore ensuring that they remember more of what they are taught.
"Play takes many forms, but the heart of all play is pleasure. If it isn't fun, it isn't play. We play from birth on ...While the exact nature of play evolves, becoming more complex as we grow, play at all ages brings pleasure..." Play takes many forms... - Bruce Duncan Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
Using play with pleasure to help children learn vital safety lessons, Yello Dyno comes to life as their bodyguard in their illogical, non-judgemental right brain; then with a twist of unpredictability through music and rhyme Yello Dyno delightfully draws them over to the rational, logical left brain to learn their vital personal safety lessons.
Remember Simon Says? Yello Dyno Sez! is Yello Dyno's charming and delightful version for young children. Using music, integrated body movements, and Yello Dyno's own voice (via CD) key safety lessons and valuable emergency information is integrated happily and deeply into children's minds and hearts. This means the knowledge and patterns of 'right action' are stored correctly and available in an emergency.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Yah! Hey! Let’s play a game!
It’s called 'Yello Dyno Sez!'
We play it just like 'Simon Says,' but it’s a lot more fun!
“Yello Dyno Sez” is a game about
Tricky People, so watch out,
‘cause we’re gonna try an’ trick ya.
We’re gonna try an’ trick ya just like Tricky People do.
It’s fun to learn the tricks of Tricky People. That way you can out smart ‘em...
Breathe deeply. Loosen up. Shake a leg. Teach kids with a touch of delightful unpredictability. Have fun too and you'll be sure to capture their attention and ensure that they remember what you teach.
Yours for child safety,
Yello Dyno Founder
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