Do You Need A Pick Me Up? Ask A Kindergartener For Help
How many of you have memories of when you were in kindergarten? Do you remember your teacher? I do, and I still have memories from that class. I can remember what the classroom looked like, and some of the activities we did. I also remember how I acted as a 5 or 6 year old. Kids at that age, well they can be pretty blunt.
All of us need a pick me up from time to time. Some sign of encouragement. Since all of us seem to have our phones on us at all times, wouldn't it be nice to call someone who could pass along some words of positivity? A new hotline might be just what you needed.
West Side Elementary School in California is offering all the inspiration you'll ever need. With help from two art teachers, its students have created a free telephone hotline where callers get unscripted, motivational messages. You can click HERE for more details.
The film Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger cast a bunch of little kids that were the correct age and many of them spoke like kindergarteners talk. Most kids at this age are just so innocent, that they haven't yet learned how to not be genuine. They get straight to the point. My colleague Bill saw the info on this story and decided to call the number. It gave him prompts on what he needed, from pep talks, to words of encouragement, to if you were mad or frustrated. According to Bill, the honesty and joy that came from listening to the words from the kids, was surprising and heart felt.
If you're in need of a little inspiration, you can call the free hotline at 707-873-7862. The number Bill called was 707-998-8410. There was a book called Everything I Need To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I think I need to re-read it. When you look at things or think about things through the lens of a young child, it can really put things into perspective.