Twinkle, Twinkle, little star. What a wonderful person you are.

Each morning we sing a special song which is a variation of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. This remix version comes from Concious Discipline. The intention behind the song is to build personal connection between people which is essential to the development of empathy.

To sing the song we get a partner and sit facing them. We look into their eyes and sing these words.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

What a wonderful person you are.

Big bright eyes, nice round cheeks.

A wonderful person from head to feet

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

What a wonderful person you are.

At the body part words, the children gently, kindly, and ever so softly touch their partner on/near that part.

It tugs your heart strings to watch how gentle they touch and how sweetly they sing. They have the brightest most genuine smiles. 

For a moment they are completely immersed in kind, respectful interaction with a fellow human being.