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A conversation-starter that works with kids of any age

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 16, 2014

 

 

It's a conversation starter often used by adults to engage children:

 

"What will you be when you grow up?"

Read the book "When I Grow Up" (reprinted below) to share some ideas: 1) people grow up; 2) people choose to work at jobs; 3) people with jobs are still themselves. You may also want to use this book to discuss how people can work at more than one job in life: someone who is a plumber, types letters, is a bowler, is a mommy or daddy, an aunt or uncle, and the like.

Say or sing to the Twinkle Twinkle tune:

"When I grow up.

Who will I be besides the person who is ME?

I might bring mail.

I might play drums.

I might drive trucks.

I might grow plums.

I might fight fires.

I might trim trees.

I might type letters.

I might fix knees.

When I grow up, I think I’ll be

a worker who works but I’ll still be ME!"


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