Inspired by a Child

Learning about life through the eyes of a child

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 [...]

Bein’ Green was written in 1970 by Joe Raposo for the first season of Sesame Street.  It’s a song where Kermit expresses that he doesn’t like being green because many common, boring things are green.  By the end though, he realizes he’s happy to be green.  Great things are green.  “It’s beautiful, and I think [...]

What Was I Scared Of? is from the book, The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss.  In this this short story the narrator is afraid of the green pants.  Sounds totally silly right?  Of course, who’s really afraid of green pants?   The narrator eventually realizes that the pants were also scared of him. This [...]

Do you remember this story, The Zax, about compromise from The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss? How many times have you come to an impasse with someone or something that just really didn’t make any sense?  The original thing you were fighting for became secondary.  What was it you were even in an [...]