All I Really Need to Know I Learned In...
November 12, 2012
If you have read the book by Robert Fulghum, in your mind you finished the title... Kindergarten. I recently read the revised edition to the book. If you have not read the book, it is a book of essays written and collected throughout the author’s life. He relates them to basic lessons we all were taught in kindergarten, and if we hold true to them, we can find guidance to problems in our adult lives.
I read a lot of children’s books. It comes along with my profession. Some children’s stories are written to help young ones learn those simple rules or guidelines that were taught to us in kindergarten. Some children’s books have messages for parents as well, things I believe the author intends to remind us, teach us, or open our eyes.
What I would like to do is suggest a children’s book and have you check it out and read it to your child(ren). Then, read it again for yourself (and maybe again). Post what the story says to you. After that, come back and read posts of what the story said to others. You might be surprised how much you can get from the Juvenile-Easy section of your Library.
This month’s selection is: Rapunzel.
Yes, one of the classic tales from the Grimm brothers – the version with the blinding and desertion.
What do you think is meant for the child audience, and what is said to the adult reader?
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