It's a charming book full of wisdom. It should be required reading in college; a class should be offered called "Lessons from Kindergarten."
It should be required reading for new senators and congressmen in Washington, too. With an exam to follow.
A few excerpts:
- 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 every day some.
- Take a nap every afternoon.
- When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
- Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
- Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
Everything is right there.
Apparently we forget most of it as we grow up.
I think this is one reason why children are so important. We get to do Kindergarten all over again.