Is that child smart?


Is that child smart? I hear you say 

Can he count to ten, can he name all of the days?


Is that child smart? I hear you say

Does she perform well on tests, can she remain in line and not stray?


Is that child smart, I fear is a question too defined 

By ignoring all of their uniqueness, and the original workings of their mind


Like have you seen how her face lights up, when she is speaking about her interest?

Or how he completely comes alive,  when he is exploring the environment he loves best?


I don’t believe “is the child smart” is what we need to say, 

But how is the child smart? and in which unique ways?

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