Inspired by a Child

Learning about life through the eyes of a child

Archive for November, 2010

This past weekend, my daughter was singing a song but I wasn’t sure what it was.  I must say though that it was the most adorable sounding rhyme ever to come out of her mouth.  So in about 1/3 of a second, Google was able to tell me it was Five Little Speckled Frogs (book [...]

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss is a staple in any house with children.  There are several great lessons in the book and today I’m going to talk about making excuses.  As today is the day before Thanksgiving, I asked my three year old daughter if she’s all ready to eat lots of turkey [...]

I’m a subscriber to Comcast cable who recently re-branded it’s product line as Xfinity.  I haven’t been the biggest fan of Comcast over the years but this latest upgrade is much welcomed.  I think one of the best things they did was rebuild the online tv listings grid as well as integrate this with my [...]

I Can Draw It Myself by Dr Seuss is a coloring book that encourages children to draw their big something.  I was thinking today how independent my daughter is and always exploring things on her own.  It reminded my of a time when she was first able to express herself while trying to do something [...]

My daughter was watching the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Foul Play in Funland yesterday.  The episode is about an operator who wants a fleet of robots to run his of an amusement park.  In the end, his sister foils the idea because she doesn’t think children shouldn’t operate a place for children.  I thought [...]

What Did Loonette Forget: A Book About Thoughtfulness by Gavin Jackson as you can guess is a book about thoughtfulness.  I was watching my daughter today as she was getting her inner nurturing on.  She put her bear in her stroller, made sure it was strapped in properly and she needed to push the stroller.  [...]

Tonight for bedtime, I was reading Puff, the Magic Dragon to my daughter.  It’s a music/book combo and in the back cover there’s a case for the CD.  After paging through whole book, we arrived at the CD case.  My daughter said to me, “We need to watch the movie.”  I explained it wasn’t a [...]

If You’re Happy and You Know It is such a playful song. You can make up any number of verses to keep the song going, too. Kids love to pick things to be happy about. Much to my daughter’s doing, I found myself singing – If you’re happy and you know it – sound like [...]

Did you know there’s over 4000 episodes of Sesame Street?  That’s a lot of lessons to cover.  This video shows an example of teaching a child to count with some added fun.  It reminds me of a day I was at the park with my daughter and she was looking closely at a spider on [...]

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle is a great kids book which most kids have come across in their lives.  There’s really no plot to the book but it does a good job associating animals and colors.  I used to read this book to my daughter [...]