HELPING – with kindergarten

Kids are cute, but these kids are ridiculously cute. Their smiles are infectious and their giggles quickly become viral. It doesn’t take much to start them going – a look, a sound, the slightest touch, and the giggles erupt. They rapidly spread from one to another until the whole room is vibrating with laughter.

I’ve been spending some time with the kindergarteners – a quirky cute group of little munchkins aged 2 to 5. They’re learning about many things; their ABC’s and 123’s, their toes, their nose, and even poems about a rose.

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They sing songs and learn rhymes, all in a tiny little room on the Child Haven campus here in Kaliyampoondi. I visit them occasionally and try to help out a bit with english. We go through the letters and numbers and then we start on the songs. They seem to know every children’s song I can think of and I am usually forced to fall back on old faithful – the hokey pokey. Yes, it teaches about the parts of the body and right and left and in and out, but mostly it makes me look silly and the children really love that.

It is wonderful to watch little minds at work. It always amazes me how fast they can grasp and learn new things. They are so smart, so interested in learning, and just so stinking cute.

Thanks for reading!

-Rene

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10 responses to “HELPING – with kindergarten

    • Yes Ashley – I think the hokey pokey is a hit no matter where you are. Everyone loves to be silly once in a while and the hokey pokey is the perfect venue. Thanks for the comment! -Rene

  1. Yes, kindergarten children are the sweetest. I work with them, getting them to breakfast in the morning, and monitoring lunch, and doing time out with the ones who get in trouble. And yes, they can just burst into uncontrollable laughter that just cracks me up. It’s a blessing to share in their joy and keeps us young!

  2. I’m excited to see some pictures. Will they be on Facebook? I’m so glad you’re having a good time and enjoying your time with the kids. =)

    • Thanks Devra. I haven’t posted any photos for a while because of a painfully slow Internet connection. I’m hoping my new location in Hyderabad will help speed things up so I can add some photos to these posts. -Rene

  3. My first career was as an Early Childhood Educator? as in daycare – that was in 1972 and childcare workers were so undervalued, sadly it is now 2013 and nothing much has changed except perhaps our society is seeing the effects of undervaluing our children.

    • Yes it is very sad how much people are willing to spend on their cars and clothes and vacations, but when it comes to voting for public education they all to often shut their wallets just like their minds. I can only hope the next generations will value education and take steps to make it a priority. Thanks for the comment Karen. -Rene

  4. Little children can sure light up our life and give us happiness they are a true blessing.
    Take Care Renee

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