Uduru Preschoolers Happy children, learning how to socialize, follow rules, cooperate with others, satisfy their curiosity and expand their knowledge. These are students of the Uduru Parish Preschool near Moshi, Tanzania; dressed in the uniform purple sweater, some with matching hats and others wearing hats of the Tanzanian flag colors. Today there are over sixty … Continue reading Eager Learners
I met this little guy by accident, searching for the choo (toilet) behind a children's center in Moshi, Tanzania. He was alone, but I could hear distant sounds of a preschool classroom. His face was full of questions, but smiled when I greeted him in Swahili. Bashful, yet engaging, he didn't try to speak. I … Continue reading New Friend
A bright young girl in Uduru Lutheran Parish's preschool shows the teacher she can count to 100. Located near Moshi, Tanzania, this typical preschool relies on the church, volunteers and donations to prepare their youngsters for primary school. The four year old students were so quiet and patient, I marveled at the teacher's control of the … Continue reading Learning to Count
Yup, believe it or not, 4-5 year olds are graduating from preschool. Preschools are having commencement exercises, complete with mortar boards, medals and diplomas. Seriously? Hey, Mom. Look at these cool telescopes we got! Thought for the Day: I wonder who was voted "Most Likely to Succeed"?
This 4-5 year old is proudly wearing the uniform of the Uduru Parish preschool; hat and jersey/sweater using colors of the Tanzanian flag, with a patch of the flag shown on the hat. The jersey is several sizes too big for him, probably a hand-me-down from an older sibling, but in very good condition. By … Continue reading Giving Thanks
Being an election year, you can bet the most popular Halloween masks will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Uggh, gives me chills just thinking about the possibilities. Check out these costumes of 3-4 year olds. Decent costumes: wholesome, All-American, tasteful, fun and not scary. Oh, and let's not forget politically correct too ... unless … Continue reading Halloween, 2016
One last fling before preschool starts. This adventuresome three-year old started preschool this week. He marched right in and started his career of formal education. His teacher reported that he did fine, no problems with adjusting. After school, he told his Mom, "I didn't miss you at all". Thought for the Day: YOLO (You Only … Continue reading Flying High