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Imi Peeler Road 13

Today’s installment comes to us from a 5-year boy, in response to his parents, who would not allow him to stay up to watch a late TV show:

“I’m very disappointed in both of you.”

 

Your turn!  Feel free to comment on this quotation or submit a favorite of your own for consideration in a future post.  Submissions fully welcomed!

Imi Peeler Road 12

Today’s featured quote comes from a lunch time statement by a 4 year-old boy in response to his teacher’s encouragement to taste the meal’s vegetable.

“Well, the last time I ate green peas they gave me the chicken pox.”

 

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Imi Peeler Road 11

Today’s installment comes from a conversation a former co-worker had with her daughter after she graduated from the campus preschool she attended at our community college.  She had recently begun her school year in kindergarten, and was expressing her concern about the “stop-light” approach used by teachers as a classroom discipline policy.  Children’s conflicts were qualified  using traffic light colors (green = good; yellow = warning;                                 red = bad/stop/problem).

Child:  “Why don’t they talk it out, and try to reach an answer to the problem?”

 

 

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Imi Peeler Road 10

In honor of Labor Day, it seemed fitting to share this anecdote from my recent experience as a crossing guard.  This exchange with a 5-year old girl took place last winter, following my return from a day away at a long-planned cross-country ski trip.

Girl:  “Where were you yesterday?”                                                                      Sheila:  “I was on a ski trip.”                                                                                         Girl:  “You should do your job!”

She added this assessment over her shoulder after hearing me chuckle to her mother about my beginner falls.

“You must not be very good.”

 

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Imi Peeler Road 9

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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Imi Peeler Road 8

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.”

 

Your turn!  You are cordially invited to comment on this quote or to contribute one of your own.

 

Imi Peeler Road 7

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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Imi Peeler Road 6

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.”

Your turn!

You are cordially invited to comment on this quote or to submit a favorite quote of your own for consideration in a future post.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Imi Peeler Road No. 5

Number 5 in the new Imi Peeler Road series is an observation by a 4 year-old girl, made at the end of a last-day-of-summer-school classroom party.

“This was the best day ever!”

 

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Imi Peeler Road – No. 4

Here is number 4 in Imi Peeler Road, my new series showcasing the charming and insightful things young children say as they work to understand their world.

Today’s installment is from an exchange between a 4 year-old boy and his mother, as she prepares him for his first day of nursery school.

Mother:  “What is your first name?”                                                                    Son:  “Alex.”                                                                                                                 Mother:  “What is your last name?”                                                                 Son:  “Ander.”

 

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