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February Blog 2023: Love

February 1, 2023

 

February 2023: Love.

 

It is that time of year again when we think of 14th February and spreading a little love on Valentine’s Day.

 

I Love You More Than Applesauce

I love you more than applesauce, than peaches and a plum,

than chocolate hearts and cherry tarts

and berry bubblegum.

I love you more than lemonade and seven-layer cakes,

 lollipops and candy drops

and thick vanilla shakes.

I love you more than marzipan, than marmalade on toast,

Oh, I love pies of any size

But I love YOU the most!

By Jack Prelutsky

 

The importance of love for a child

 

Love is the most important ingredient in a child’s life.

Unconditional love has a positive influence that cannot be denied.

Love connects, motivates, boosts self-esteem, builds resilience and confidence. It helps a child relax, feel calm and safe. It improves brain development and health.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

Dalai Lama

Have great fun on Tuesday 14th February 2023 with cards, poems, the colour red and LOVE.

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Early Years Campaign

I was thrilled to read about the Princess of Wales spreading love with her Early Years campaign. She is a passionate champion of the Early Years and wants to increase the awareness of their importance.

 

To quote her: “It is essential to not only understand the unique importance of our earliest years but to know what we can all do to help raise future generations of happy, healthy adults.”

The Princess of Wales has the intention of raising the status of the early years, so it becomes on a par with global issues, such as the environment.

The delightful animation, a ninety second Claymation film, entitled “Shaping Us: Layla’s Story,” is designed to influence attitudes about the importance of the first five years of a child’s life. Emphasising the impact these years have on adulthood.

Children need a supporting, loving and nurturing world around them. Their parents and carers have a most important role to play.