It’s time for our little ones to head to school…the Tuesday after Labor Day had been the traditional starting day for generations, but not any more. Texas schools open anywhere from mid-August to late August…by September, everyone already has a couple of weeks of classes behind them. I was listing books for my Etsy shop when I found one titled, My School. For Pink Saturday I’m sharing a children’s book from 1958 that reminds us of school days before standardized test became the focus and the measure of success.
Look at those happy pink cheeks and that sweet smile… Now let’s look at his first day of school.
A sit-down breakfast…then car pool.
And when he gets to school…
They PLAY! In fact the entire book is about playing!
Not one picture of learning to count or read, or spell.
In fact, the only appearance of the teacher is at the end when the caption reads, “Cookies and fruit juice, we have every day. the teachers all tell us, “It’s hard work to play!”
And when he heads home to his June Cleaver mom in her crisp shirtwaist dress, what does he say?
“I’ll be back tomorrow ‘cause school is such fun!”
I hope all our children still think School is Such Fun!
I hope they still can take lots of time to play!
We all certainly recognize the value of play as we visit our Pink Saturday playmates. Beverly has the group all rounded up at How Sweet the Sound so swing back ther to see the list of who is playing today. Hope your week is Pink and your Labor Day holiday is restful.