I love the way kids see the world.
I see a stick and think trash. My son sees the same stick and sees an alien blaster. Wow! What an imagination.
I always thought that the best part of childhood is imagination. Often children who are imaginative grow up to be creative thinkers and writers. Despite not recognizing the stick as an intergalactic weapon, I think I have a pretty decent imagination. How about you?
Can you think of some things you heard kids say or describe that showed their imagination? Here are some to get us started on a list.
1. A kid describes a crescent moon as the tip of a fingernail.
2. Why does the sky cry? Asks a child when it rains.
3. I want to see the bouncing lights. (Lightening bugs)
4. I picked you some pretty yellow flowers, Mommy. (dandelions)
Perhaps if we looked at the world through a child’s eyes we might rediscover its beauty.
Now, you're turn.