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!