Monday, January 19, 2015

Peace, love and no fighting...




On this day that we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 




we think about peace, 




we think about love and we think about no fighting.  


It's a powerful message.  Peace, love and no fighting.  The question is -- how to teach this to even the littlest ones.  I believe it's never too early to start.    


For us, 
we've been reading stories....



[The Story of Ruby Bridges is an awesome, thought-provoking story about a six-year-old girl who was one of the first African-Americans sent to an all white school.  She's brave, she's fierce, she never got angry.  Little Mama's take on the story -- "Wow, she was brave."]


And, we've been making crafts....

Our cardboard peace sign to hang , painted by Little Mama




But, mostly we've been listening to music.  Music about peace....



Music is powerful tool.  

It's easy, it sets the tone, and it's always on in the background.  


Here's our playlist for peace.  Give it a try.  Little Mama regularly sings songs from this list and she's become my little ambassador of peace.  The Ballad of Martin Luther King is one of her favorites...



In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy today, we wish you peace.