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Some children are missing out on childhood
I mourn the fact that some children are missing out on a childhood. They don’t know how to play, dream, or pretend because they are in front of a television or computer screen all day. “Camelot” was a Broadway musical about an idyllic country where everything was perfect! My daughter and I have adapted the opening song to recall how special “childhood” used to be. Several of you have heard me sing this song at conferences and requested I put it on my website. Enjoy!
Although I can’t turn back the clock, I can give you a suggestion a teacher shared with me that sounds like a FUN way to end each week. This teacher explained that they have LIFT (Learning Is Fun Time) the last 20 minutes every Friday. All the classes in a particular grade level get together and end the week by singing. What a brilliant idea! Hope you’ll try it!
By Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly
We used to paint, do puzzles, play with play dough,
We had show and tell and field trips,
Our playgrounds were perfect.
We didn’t have worksheets or computers.