My weekly round-up scours the internet for the best stories relevant to the preschooler set. Or at least the parents of the preschooler set. This week’s news involves a five year-old dancing in Times Square and a baby forgotten in a shopping cart.
5yo Hits the Quan
Five year-old Heaven King is back! Possibly topping her Whip and NaeNae performance. This time Heaven and her back-up dancers are shaking it to “Hit the Quan” by iHeart Memphis. When they aren’t dancing, Heaven and her friends are seen shopping in NYC wearing giant pink tutus— Harlow and Mazzy approve this message!
3yo Sings song from Les Miserables
Three year-old Koen proves he’s ready for Broadway by belting out “Do You Hear the People Sing?” with an enthusiasm that totally eluded Russell Crowe. Honestly, I kept waiting for him to forget the words or lose interest in singing and wander off, but he stays focused and in tune the entire song. This kid has some serious star potential.
Mom Forgets Baby in Grocery Cart Outside Store
Cherish Peterson, a mother of four in Gilbert, AZ, had a momentary lapse in parenting when she left her 10 week-old baby in a shopping cart outside a grocery store and drove home. She says she was distracted by her one year-old and three year-old and it wasn’t until she pulled into her garage that she realized her mistake and drove back to the store. By the time she returned, the infant (who was thankfully, fine) had already been found by an off-duty police officer, who called the authorities.
Peterson is now facing Child Endangerment charges but maybe this woman just really needs a nap? I’d love to know your thoughts on this in the comments.
7yo Cancer Patient Sings Duet with Rachel Platten
Jeremiah Succar was diagnosed with stage four cancer last spring and is currently a patient at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Jeremiah’s favorite song is “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten and he likes to sing it to help him get through his treatments. Platten found out about Jeremiah and surprised him at the hospital where they sang the sweetest duet ever. I’m not gonna lie. This video is gonna punch you right in the gut. Grab your tissues.
Any news stories about babies, toddlers, kids I missed? Leave them below!