But just what can a child teach a college-age young adult?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
Over the last few weeks we had the opportunity to interview a group of children (from ages 4 to 8) to see what they thought college and college life would be like. The responses we received were tremendous - a mixture of cute, thoughtful, amusing, and serious. The quotes from these elementary school students are valuable tidbits of advice and insight on a college education, young adulthood, and life itself.
As students been on college campuses for a few weeks now, we figured now was a good time – to learn, to laugh, and to remember to live.
“What do you think college will be like?
“I will have to work a lot. I will learn how to grow.” Lincoln, 4
“I will learn words and learn how to read. “ Henry, 5
“I will learn how to build a house. “ Mason, 5
“What do you think you will do in college?”
“I’m going to be a grown up in college. I’m going to go out to lunch a lot. I’m going to be a mommy.” Adeline, 4
“I’m going to read, be helpful and be polite. I think they might have pools in college, so I can swim. College is where the (Kansas) Jayhawks live. “ Max, 5
“I might learn about animals.” Ruby, 5
"I will act on a stage." Madeline, 7
"I might get permanent tattoos." Zapoleon, 6
"You learn to be what you want to be when you grow up." Jordan, 8
"You figure out your career." Izabelle, 8
"You work on a computer and look up stuff." Kannon, 6
“I am going to play football when I’m in college. I think I might learn how to fish. I will learn about math and time. I also might graduate." Robby, 5
"What is college?"
"College is where you get ready to be a grown up.” Isabel, 7
"It's about learning." Wade, 7
"Where you learn stuff. And then learn so you get a job." Amelia, 8
"Sometimes you work on a computer." Griffin, 6
"A place you feel at home." Brooksley, 7
What will you learn about?
"Science!" TJ, 8
"How to be a veterinarian." Amelia, 8
"Division and times tables." Annie, 8
"How to make friends." Zapoleon, 6
"We will learn about The Statue of Liberty." Jessica, 6
"Learn what you need to know for tests." Izabelle, 8
"Robotics and decorating!" Isabel, 7