I think the best thing you can say to a child is, “I love you.”  I make a point to say this everyday in my class.  And the children tell me the same.  We even read books and sings songs that remind each other of how much love there is between us.  Right now one of their favorite songs to request is “You Are My Sunshine”.  There are actually times where they just break out – all by themselves – and start singing this song without us having to initiate.  It’s pretty cool.  Just as cool as the times you get group hugs from the class while they all tell you they love you.  I love you too guys.

Below is an incredibly lovely version of “You Are My Sunshine” sung by the very talented Elizabeth Mitchell.  I love her childrens music – so very simple it reminds you of an earlier time…I highly recommend it for any child in your life!


About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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  1. This song will always and forever remind me of my wonderful grandfather who died last January. He used to sing this song all the time to all his grandchildren. Such a special memory! Thank you for posting this beautiful version. Children are so filled with love and warmth. It is a blessing to work with them! 🙂

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