School Days and Preschool Days, Too:
A treasury of anecdotes culled from my work and play as a preschool worker and an elementary school after- school activities supervisor



was thinking this morning about a dear little girl who emits a brief roar in her small and charming voice after almost every sentence. Many of the preschool children identify strongly with lions, dragons, t-rexes, or monsters. And of course, that's only natural. The youngsters are trying to feel their power in a world where they are truly dwarfed by millions of us grown-up "giants".
     Lately, I've taken to roaring too, as a way of joining our pride of little lions. Mine isn't the full roar of a male three year-old, so glorious that you look again expecting to see a big mane on the little tyke. No, mine is a little growl, just enough to be part of the children's world. It feels good. You should try it!
     Well, maybe not at work, if you're a bank executive or a real estate person. At home with your child, though, definitely.

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