Let Them Be Little

February 7, 2018

 

Let them be little.

Take them by the hand.

Squat down to see the ladybug.

Lift them up to the tree stand.

 

Stop to smell the flowers.

Let loose playing at the park.

Spark curiosity by pointing out

The Big Dipper in the dark.

 

Together, build the greatest fort

The world has ever seen.

Connect with understanding

When friends are being mean.

 

Have an open heart-to-heart

While you’re playing make believe.

Share the wildest dreams in your heart

That you’re each hoping to achieve.

 

Make time to go out exploring

To fuel that giant sense of wonder.

Get fired-up for their passions

See what magic lives up under.

 

Go on a rock hunting expedition.

Be sure to ask the rock its name.

Then build a wondrous fairy house

To spark that imaginative flame.

 

Teach heart-empowered messages

Through reading favourite books.

Pause for integrative questions

And to resolve any puzzled looks.

 

Paint Picasso-style self portraits.

Collaborate silly songs that rhyme.

Have dance parties in the kitchen

When it’s the middle of supper time.

 

Get all dressed up on Halloween.

Show the kids you’re excited as can be.

Prove you’ve lost your inhibitions.

Let your imagination run wild and free.

 

Overflow their hearts with love.

Give them way too many kisses.

Make up imaginative stories and 

Believe in magic unicorn wishes.

 

Give your undivided attention.

Play bumper cars out on the deck.

Wrestle, tickle, give piggybacks,

Feel those little arms around your neck.

 

They don’t need to grow up fast.

So, let them just stay little.

They’ll be full grown before you know it,

Show them how to be free and little.

About the Author:

Kristin Pierce loves chai lattes, inspirational quotes, hunting down incredible kids books, and writing in rhyme. She is a Children's Book Author, Self-Awareness Educator, and Momma of two who is on a mission to spread empowering and inspiring messages about following your passion, thinking outside-the-box, and believing in your big dreams.  She is the author of the Children's Book coming soon titled Your Inner Compass That Could.

Find us on Facebook & Instagram @InnerCompassBooks or check out our FREE Parent & Teacher Learning Resource that is full of FUN printable activities for your children.

 

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