Abby gave her first talk in primary yesterday. She talked about following the prophet. We decided what she would say Monday night and practiced each evening until the big day. She stood up in front of all of the children and quietly repeated what I whispered to her. She did an amazing job and I was so proud of her. I had a hard time not getting choked up while she was talking.
I love that our Church teaches young children important life skills. It's so wonderful that a three-year-old gets to practice public speaking. I know I was blessed in my later years from starting so young. A lot of my high school classmates had never talked in front of people and when they gave a presentation it was a, for lack of a better word, mess.
Our young children also learn about memorization, singing techniques, listening to authority, etc. I feel like I was better prepared to go to school and face the world because of the things I learned as a young child. I'm grateful my children will have the same teachings.