I was walking through the mall parking lot this morning when a little girl got out of the car with her mom. The little tyke was singing "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from the movie Mary Poppins, belting it out with Broadway gusto. Everyone within blocks was grinning like a fool. A lady near me said, "That little girl sounds happy." I whistled the tune all the way home. Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring!
Note to parents: All we have to do is expose our kids to music, art, dance, stories and joy. They will absorb them with no prompting, and radiate them into their world. Did you learn nursery rhymes from your grandma? Start there.