Oh, what comes out of the mouths of children! Our team of teachers and parents have shared many stories of strange things our kids have said. With the addition of Preschool Gems to our book collection we can continually be surprised and filled with laughter at the wonderful (and often curious) things that children say.
For the past year I have laughed along with the tweets coming out daily from the @preschoolgems twitter handle. When I saw these hilarious tweets, shared by teachers of young children, were being compiled into a book I knew I had to have it! (Full Disclosure: Lucky for me, having a platform like KinderTown at my disposal put me on a short list to receive a free copy of the book to review.)
Preschool Gems is a book entirely composed of the quirky, completely honest, and extremely funny things that children say. Curated by Leslie McCollom, many of the quotes are taken from her experiences working with preschool-aged children. The result is a book that makes those sitting near you while reading wonder what in the world could be so funny.
Each quote is a short statement revealing the complex environment that is the young child’s mind. Young children, ages 3 to 6, are developing language at astonishing rates. They often hear adult conversations and mimic and take the language for their own use. This leaves classroom teachers and parents with a treasure trove of magical moments!