As we remind ourselves to delight in the me-ness that fills a preschooler's mind, we turn again to the never-fail cheerfulness of Dr. Seuss for some perspective. Read this aloud with your little one. Perhaps he can memorize it. She can certainly reenact it with glee. And you will grin at the whole display, guaranteed.
"Come on! Open your mouth and sound off at the sky!
Shout loud at the top of your voice, "I AM I!
I am I!
And I may not know why
But I know that I like it.
Three cheers! I am I!"
-- Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You
What's more fun than crooning 70's love songs to your preschooler? Oh, that's right -- teaching your little one to sing along with you! Dooby doos and air piano, both optional. Delighting in your own little person's own-little-person-ness requ... read more
This week's Friday quotation is taken from Caroline Kennedy's beautiful anthology, A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children. We've mentioned this book before, and the more we read it with our little ones, the more we treasure it. The poems ... read more