In a month or so, Gabby will be done with his classes. And 6 years after we became first-time parents, Tina and I still cannot believe that our little boy has done Nursery and about to finish Kindergarten soon. I guess all parents out there would agree that it’s a BIG accomplishment already; although we know there’s a looooooooooong way to go for the 3 of us. At least we’ve started the first few steps happily together.
Preschoolers nowadays study lessons that my generation had learned later in grade school. We take it as an advantage for them of course. But let me ask you, when did you learn your proper and improper fractions and how to add and subtract them ? What about mixed fractions -the ones with whole number and a fraction ? Synonyms and antonyms ? Concepts of Greater than and Less than ? Differences of Solid, Liquid and Gas ? Were they taught to you as early as Kindergarten ? *grin*
It’s not only the preschool syllabus that evolved and became, IMO, far advanced (–again, I’m not complaining) but also the extra-curricular activities.
Last week, we heard our son singing screaming :
“Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams, for my love….will see you..through…”
My wife and I looked at each other with astonishment! Where in the world did Gabby learn a very old OPM song? I, myself haven’t heard of it in years!
Tina and I are children of the 80s. And at 33, I can still recall our preschool activities and whatnot but I do not remember singing these songs in school when I was Gabby’s age :
Thank You For The Music by Abba
Somewhere Out There by James Ingram + Linda Ronstadt (I remember this from a late 80s movie)
Actually, it was nice and fun to hear and see a 5-year-old kid singing somewhat-matured songs! He even picks up his Jumbo pencil and assumes it as his microphone while singing at the top of his voice.
Tina and I are just proud parents and are so glad to be in a world of restless and young!
I wonder what’s on for their next week’s classes… hmmm… *excited*
Meanwhile, here’s what Gabby was singing when I’m writing this…
We are the world of the restless and young
And we need a hand to guide us
Helping each other, build each other
As long as we’re together you and me
For together we stand, divided we fall
Together we climb to the top of the world
We can be what we want for the world to see
That we are the children of yesterday’s dream
Can you recall your preschool days ?
What are your fondest memories of those years ?
What songs were you singing then ?