Mama Panya’s Pancakes is one of my favorite books because not only does it expose children to daily life in another part of the world, it teaches about the importance of sharing when you haven’t much to give.
Kenya was our third stop as we read around the world this summer.
I have to admit, the story was a bit too long for our crowd. My 3 year old was hanging in but her little sister was leading the under 2 crowd in climbing and jumping, so we had to finish up later.
That was a welcome reminder that life with littles doesn’t always go just as planned. That the very best we can do for them is to remain present in the moment, meet them where they are, and provide opportunities that reflect their needs.
We did make the pancakes (well, the batter) and enjoyed measuring and stirring the ingredients.
Since the pancakes didn’t turn out all that well we snacked on popcorn and goldfish!