Everyday is something new and exciting! Today, I built my own phone out of kiddy blocks. Unfortunately, baby Kassidy stole and claimed it as her’s.
Again, I worked an early shift because in the afternoon the kids be buck wild lol just kidding. I wanted to get a deeper and clearer understanding of the kids morning schedule since I typically work noon till closing. Once I arrived the preschoolers were watching Dumbo, but only a few of them were actually paying attention because the others were climbing over me and playing with my jewelry. I never knew little kids could be so captivated me jewelry and have such short attention spans. I mean I was having a conversation with Cristina (she’s only 4 years old by the way) about my jewelry and she literally asked me the same question about my jewelry 5 minutes later. Also, my other good preschooler friend, Xavier, he gets really jealous when the others kids hug or even sit on my lap, so he always wants me to pick him up but if I don’t he will climb on my lap to squeeze between my legs. He’s even tried going to sleep on my chest but I wouldn’t let him for the reason that I didn’t want to show favoritism amongst the kids.
To get back to the point, the kids were watching Dumbo while the late stragglers loomed through the room trying to find their seat. Of course, the preschoolers had to do morning devotion before anything. Pretty much, morning devotion is when all the kids praise God by singing church songs, reciting prayers, and dance in a holy manner. I find this to be a very effective way of teaching young children about religion because it will shape them for the individual they will grow into be. Candy Lane Preschool is a Christian Daycare owned by a Black woman. I love it!! 🙂
Continuing, it was time for class so the preschoolers broke up by age group to go learn their different lessons for the day. I was with the baby babies because they’re the ones who’re in the beginning stages just learning about numbers, alphabets, colors, and shapes. Surprisingly, I was shocked by how much they knew already, even though everything they said wasn’t entirely clear since it was still kind of baby language. You see why I wish I was as smart as them when I was their age? They’re genius babies!
Following an hour or so of class time, I played blocks with the babies seeing that they were really tired after class and needed some energy. I was making myself a phone when baby Kassidy stole my phone and claimed it as hers. Once all the other babies saw she had a block phone the rest of them wanted one. That’s also something I noticed amongst the kids, when one person say they have to go to the bathroom or hope to play with a specific toy the next person say they do too when I know they’re lying and only saying such thing because their friend is doing it.
Overall, I love my project. I’m learning a handful of useful information about preschoolers through 1st graders. I wouldn’t be surprised if I ended up adopting kids when I was older. It’s the excitement and curiosity that the kids have for learning that pushes me to keep going. I don’t usually have much trouble with the preschoolers seeing as they look to be for advice and I can’t say,”I don’t know” to them when they see me as a teacher figure. I have to be strong and wise! Everyday I learn something new about myself thanks to the beautiful children I work with on a daily.