PRESCHOOL GEMS: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes

Preschool Gems book

Being a parent and watching your kids grow up really is amazing. You get to discover a lot of new things about him or about her and you sort of have a preview of how he or she will be as an adult. However, these things are the ones you see only at home and other places you went to where you spent time with the family. It is a different story to know how your child is in school. People often say that children who are noisy in school are usually very reserved at home and vice versa. No matter how much we want to know everything about our little ones, sometimes we need the help of other people who also interact with them in a different environment and in a different way.

It is nice to know and hear about the happenings in school from someone who interacts with children everyday. Most of the time, teachers know how to handle kids and they of course have a lot of observations we can only think of. Leslie McCollom, a preschool teacher, created a twitter account called Preschool Gems (@preschoolgems) and is also an author. She wrote a book entitled “Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes”. It is a compilation of things that she overheard from kids in school. I have this book and after browsing through it, kids really say a lot of things us adults would not even think about. They say stuff like “Leprechauns are kind of like scientists” or “I got skinny jeans from Africa” which would make you think where they heard it. I am fascinated but not quite surprised especially because I have a 4-year old daughter who tags along with me often.

The paperback book is really ideal for parents and adults alike. It can be a good stress reliever and will actually make one think how kids these days talk and act and where they hear or get it. It is amazing how a 128-paged book can keep you entertained for days. Talk about it with your friends and share hours of laughter. The book is sold for only $13, an affordable price considering all the fun that comes with it. It is also a nice gift idea especially for people who need this kind of entertainment. You can never go wrong with the kind of humour that kids bring.

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