Today’s installment of Imi Peeler Road comes from a former student of mine in Early Childhood Education.
She recalls a conversation with a child early in her career, when she was eager to apply strategies she had been learning in her coursework. In her enthusiasm to connect with this child, her questioning technique became a bit muddled.
Teacher: “Is this crayon yellow?” Child: “Ms. Ann, don’t you know your colors?”
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Installment 8 is presented in recognition of today’s return to school for many children across the country. It is taken from a large-group discussion an early childhood teacher was holding with her class of 3-4 year-olds. She asked them what they thought was important about school.
A 4 year-old girl responded, “It should be good, because we have to be comfortable there.”
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Imi Peeler Road Number 7 is from an interaction between two young sisters and an early childhood program director, upon their arrival at school one morning.
Older sister: “I am five and three-quarters, you know.” Director: “Oh, you are?” Younger sister: “And I’m three and a penny!”
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This is number 6 in Imi Peeler Road, a series exploring the insightful and often hilarious things young children say.
Today’s installment is from a friends’ family road trip to Colorado many years ago. He and his wife drove along the interstate, gently rocking out to Janis Joplin on the radio singing “Piece of My Heart,” their daughters in the back seat, presumably asleep.
Early into the song, their 8 year-old daughter said sleepily, “That lady sounds like she has a hairball stuck in her throat.”
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Happy Monday, everyone!