We have noticed a little “wove” in the air this week. I overheard an original love song being sung this week to a group of children at carpool. It went something like this, “Standing in the wight (light) of the stars we have wove (love).” The friend who was singing this song announced very matter of factly that we all have “wove.” I can say with a great deal of certainty that small children don’t understand why they are celebrating Valentine’s Day at Preschool. In our classes, we are using this holiday as an opportunity to highlight feelings and emotions. We can’t forget that giving children the words to express their feelings for those big emotions they feel is important work for us all. When children recognize their feelings and emotions, it strengthens their self awareness and also the awareness of the feelings of others.
Here are a few children’s books that we recommend:
- You Are My I Love You by Maryann K. Cusimano
- Love Is A Family by Roma Downey
- A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams
- Mystery Bottle by Kristen Balouch
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney