Parenting Tips

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Came across this interesting poem by Carl Sandburg.

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head
Arithmetic tells you how many you lose or win if you know how many you had before you lost or won
Arithmetic is seven eleven all good children go to heaven
- or five six bundle of sticks
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the right answer . . .

If you have two animal crackers, one good and one bad, and you eat one and a striped zebra how many animal crakers willyou have if somebody offers you five six seven and you say No no no and you say Nay nay nay and you say Nix nix nix?

If you ask your mother for one fried egg for breakfast and she gives you two fried eggs and you eat both of them, who is better in arithmetic, you or your mother?

Well, Singapore parents, hope you like the above extract and share them with your children. Also, do encourage them to write poems, no matter how simple, is a way of their expression.


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