#44 - It's Hard to be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell

A squirmy 5-year-old struggles as he learns "how to work [his] control panel" and do the things a 5-year-old is supposed to do. His mind tells him how he should act and what he should do, but he finds himself doing just the opposite. His world is changing, and he feels frustrated. But he also begins to realize that as he gains greater control, he becomes more independent -- and independence can be fun!

Suggested Activity: My Own Cheer (Tune: Twinkle,Twinkle, Little Star)  

(Child’s name), (Child’s name),
she’s so neat!
She loves (favorite food)
when she eats.
Her hair is (hair color)
and (hair style or length) too.
She’s my friend
and so are YOU!
(Child’s name), (Child’s name),
she’s so neat!
We always smile when we meet!

Curriculum Area: Listening and Speaking (hears and discriminates the sounds of language, expresses self using words and expanded language)
Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up