What I learnt in kindergarten

Sandbox challenge 31
My sister, Ritva

This reblog from a March 2016 post of mine seems a fitting follow up to yesterday’s post about Life and Learning.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

The only colour photo of me as a toddler - handpainted
The only colour photo of me as a toddler – handpainted

Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.


 I would add – believe in God and  the angels


 Raili Tanska


Steps for Peace

Hold hands and stick together

Robert Fulghum

13 thoughts on “What I learnt in kindergarten

  1. Absolutely wonderful ‘rules of life’ to learn and live by – at any age.

    Thank you so much for this post Raili. I think I’m going to print it out and hand it to Daughter No.2 so that she can hang it in her home and teach Little Cobs those very things.

    Sending Tuesday love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🙂 ❤

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