Friday, October 28, 2011

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum
Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life -
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
I love this poem, because I feel it describes a well-rounded person.  It also implies that the foundation for future success is laid in early childhood.  It also represents the importance of early childhood education.


Myra said...

Thank you for such professionalism and blogs. I hope to continue viewing you in the next class.

Allison Holt said...

This poem helps remind me too why early childhood is transformative to development. Best of luck to you on your continuing educational journey.