(by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson)
All my kids from babies, to toddlers and preschoolers just love, love, love this story. Even my two big school aged kids still enjoy listening to this story.
Was it simply the three cute little baby owls in the story?
Then just last week we welcomed another new little baby to the family*. It's been a rocky start, as it usually is with most children getting used to a new environment. All the other children were quick to point out whenever baby was crying and feeling sad.
Why is baby crying? Why is baby sad?
Because she misses her mummy.
And that's when it hit me.
This is why the kids can relate to the story so well.
We all know what it feels like to miss someone important to us.
How can we make good-byes easier?
Learning to say good-bye is an important rite of passage for every child. Good-byes are inherently hard. But with time and patience, the sadness of saying good-bye to mummy or daddy when starting day care will soon be balanced by the fun and happy times and friends to look forward to!