“Goodnight Moon” keeps growing and evolving. Children have heard the words over and over again, a beloved daily ritual before chapter reading. Recently they have joined me in reciting the entire book. The Helper of the Day can stand alongside me to recite the book, or do it on their own (with help.)
Today Winn was the Helper of the Day. He stood tall and proud, and belted out “Goodnight Moon” like he was the last man standing. I was humbled. He nailed it.
Never underestimate children. They have far more heart, gut, passion, and bravery than we realize. Give children opportunities. Let them shine. Read aloud. They’re our future. Winn certainly is.