This afternoon, as a treat, we watched a video of Leo Lionni’s classic Inch By Inch. It is a simple story of an inchworm that loves to measure anything - a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak. Then one day a nightingale threatens to eat him if he cannot measure his song.
As we sat listening to the story unfold, David, sitting right in front of me, offered a quiet play by play of the entire tale.
“Hmmm, I’ve never known any kind of worm to be friends with a bird. How peculiar.”
“Hmmm, a heron. I wonder if it’s a blue heron?”
“Wow, that bird certainly has long legs, I wonder if it can run fast…”
“Look at the beak on that bird, that inchworm surely isn’t safe.”
“Now how do you expect that poor worm to measure a song? Impossible!”
“That is one sneaky inchworm. I like it. Two thumbs up!”
When the video ended, I asked David to stand up.
“Can I give you a hug?” I asked him.
He looked a little surprised.
“That was an awesome play by play,” I explained as we hugged.
“Yeah, I’m good at noticing stuff,” he said and walked back to his place.
It was an awesome way to end the day and week.
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