Next week in library, we are all about celebrating our dreams!
What kind of dreamer are you?
Peter H. Reynolds share with us - “I’m a dreamer. Always have been. Not all grown ups were happy with my dreaming - my zigzaggy brain - but I was lucky some were. And my parents, well, they let me be me - loved me - and things worked out pretty well”
This to me is a pretty good message in itself which is why I chose to share it. It’s not always easy having a “zigzaggy” brain but celebrating who we are as individuals, the dreams we have, the way we create - we all deserve that. I love that Peter Reynolds models that message & honors that beauty of “difference”.
Pretty much all child development experts out there will tell you that imagination in kids is one of the best coping tools & mechanisms they can have. Fostering creativity, a space to day-dream, opportunity to create, are key to a child’s development & their ability to build resilience.
Therefore, as parents & educators, nurturing their dreams (& ours!) - celebrating them, sharing them, honoring them, is part of our responsibility. And what a fun part of that daunting role of being the "responsible” one!
Happy Dreamer is such a brilliant way for us here in the library to offer our own moment of dreaming - to remind ourselves that dreams take many shapes & forms & they change all the time…. We can be “quiet dreamers”, “trumpety zig zag jazz dreamers”, "swing high & touch the sky" dreamers!
So when your child comes home on library day, ask what kind of dreamer they are… ask what kind of happy they created during library & maybe, even, take a moment to share what kind of dreamer you sometimes are.
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