A little boy sets off happily on his walk to kindergarten. He proudly tells everyone he meets on his way where he is going. He encounters a rooster, a cat, a bird, and a butterfly – and they all wish him good luck. This classic children’s book will accompany any toddler on his way to kindergarten and a new day.
Age Group: TODDLERS
Book-Related Family Activities
Starting a new day
It is morning, a new day has begun. Leaving home and going to daycare require acclimation and prove challenging early on in the schoolyear, or in general. The young boy in this book has a good morning ritual in place that helps him transition: He looks around him, and says good morning to everyone he encounters, helping him feel confident and secure as he happily starts his day. “[T]he morning [is the] time for a story, for a chat with [a] dog, for catching ball … Allow time for this with kindness.
[Janusz Korczak, The Child’s Right to Respect, p. 239. Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum]