WOW WOW WOW. And, what the heck, WOW.
The Let Grow Independence Challenge asked kids to send us stories, pictures and videos of the new things they are doing on their own. Click here for our incredibly heartening 2-minute video of the kids baking, biking, building – growing! And click here for the blog post featuring our winners, including a fantastic collage of kids bursting with pride — and, in some cases, pancake batter.
Scroll to the bottom, roll your cursor over each kid and you can see what they wrote. Like, “Since my grandpa cannot go out and get a haircut, I decided to do it for him. At first he was a little nervous but then he loved it.” – Angelina, age 10.
Truth-telling grandpa or not, kids are blossoming in ways we probably wouldn’t have seen without this horrible pandemic.
Clearly, they were perfectly capable of doing these things all along. But kids are like seeds. They need water to grow. Free time is that water. – L.