My Kindergarten class had been asked to find out about the seasons. It was Maggie’s turn.
“Maggie, what can you tell me about summer?” I asked.
“We can go swimming.”
“…and winter will bring…?”
“It gets cold.”
“How about spring?”
Maggie’s eyes lit up, “You get pretty flowers and lots of birds.”
I could see she best liked spring.
“What can you tell me about autumn?”
She hesitated, “They have no clothes.”
“Who does?” I asked puzzled by her answer.
“The trees,” she answered.
I smiled, “Yes, the trees lose their leaves.”
Children find ways of explaining the world as best they can.
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