When she was little, Hannah Barteck had the same bedtime routine as every other in kid in America, but with a twist: Every night, she’d brush her teeth, wash her face, put on her pajamas — and then plunk herself down at the piano to practice.
I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words that should never go together) and he couldn’t properly identify on the homework that “car” started with the letter “C,” she freaked out.
It’s important for little kids to know a parent’s phone number in case of an emergency. But memorising 10 jumbled digits is no easy task. 732-479-6 … 1 … gah, lemme start all over! Help them out with a little jingle.