Children are inspiring with their sunny outlook on life. Hats off to the kindergartners in California who started a pep talk hotline, ‘peptoc’ for people to call in and get a dose of advice or some good vibes. Thank you to Beth for posting about their hotline. Read on!
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Amid a crush of heavy news from around the world, who couldn’t use some sage advice right now?
Call a new hotline, and you’ll get just that — encouraging words from a resilient group of kindergartners.
Kids’ voices will prompt you with a menu of options:
If you’re feeling mad, frustrated or nervous, press 1. If you need words of encouragement and life advice, press 2. If you need a pep talk from kindergartners, press 3. If you need to hear kids laughing with delight, press 4. For encouragement in Spanish, press 5.
Pressing 3 leads to a chorus of kids sounding off a series of uplifting mantras:
“Be grateful for yourself,” offers one student.
“If you’re feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs,” another chimes…
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so glad you shared this, Jennie. it is such a great project, and I’m so happy that we continue to share teaching ideas between us, we both still learn every day, just like our students.
I feel the same way, Beth! We share ideas and keep learning. Tomorrow evening is our monthly staff meeting, and I want to share this idea. I have to research how to start a hotline…
wonderful and I hope you find a way
Oh, My! That is absolutely wonderful!
Isn’t it just the best? 😀
How wonderfully delightful!! 😍
It is! I want to do this at school.
I hope you’re able to do it!
On the edge of my seat! 😀
This will be be a long process, but wonderful. I don’t know a time frame. Yes, exciting!
What an inspiring share.
I felt the same way when I read it! Thanks, Hook.
Healdsburg is three hours south of us. I am never surprised by the creativity of teachers and the exciting ways they help their children contribute to the world. These are the kinds of lessons that will stay with them their entire lives and foster a sense of community service. My favorite message is, “Bro, you’re looking great.” 🤣
Like you, I am always excited by teachers and their creativity. This venture is just wonderful, a win-win for the kindergarteners and the callers. The ‘Bro’ is really cool. 😀
Oh my gosh. That sounds so amazing. I love the simple wisdom of children. I can imagine that this made the day of every person who called. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Jennie.
I was blown away, Diana! What a great idea.
I can imagine. Another exceptionally creative teacher. And what a wonderful life lesson for those children.
I already left a comment on Beth’s blog.
Best wishes, Pete.
I’m glad you did, Pete. Best to you.
Thank you. I am also a blogger. I will love to learn how to draw traffic to my blog. Do you have any idea that will be of help?
Read other bloggers posts and leave a comment. Follow bloggers that you are interested in. Write at least one post a week. And, when someone comments on your post, always respond. I hope this helps.
Thank you so much 🙏
You are welcome.
I’m on my way to read the rest. I’m eager to learn the details of the project!
It is terrific!
Indeed it is!
I just love this, Jennie! I had to share it on my blog, too. Hearing their little voices just warms my heart. They are making a difference! And these teachers, just like you and Beth, are “outside of the box heart thinkers!”
Thanks so much, KL! And, I’m glad you shared it, too. Isn’t it interesting that so little can mean so much!
You’re welcome, Jennie. And yes! 💛
Who wouldn’t like to hear the voices of kindergartners! It would make you feel warm and fuzzy all over. So uplifting and a brilliant idea! I’m so far behind right now but I’m glad I at least caught this here. Thanks for sharing and thank Beth too.
I know!! It is so popular that the phone lines are jammed at times. Yes, the voices of children are uplifting. I am so far behind, too…
I saw this over at Beths, Jennie. It’s gorgeous.
It really is!
I read about this project but didn’t know exactly what the advice was. “If you’re feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs” is brilliantly pragmatic. What a gem!
It is a gem!!
This is wonderful 👏🏻
I think so, too!
this is a great initiative; I wish them continued success with it…
Yes, and yes!
What a clever and simple idea. I had experienced a similar call with choices from a church, but not from kids.
A call from church is wonderful, when children’s voices are what callers hear, that is very uplifting.