Young Children’s Thoughts About Love


Touching words from the mouths of babes. What does ‘Love’ mean to them?

 A group of Teachers posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds… What does ‘Love’ mean to you?’

 The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think…

When my Grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my Grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s Love. Rebecca- age 8                                                 

‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’      Billy – age 4  

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’  Karl – age 5

‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries but don’t make them give you any of theirs. Chrissy 6                 

 Love is what makes you smile even when you’re tired.

 Terri  age 4    

‘Love is when my Mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’-
Danny – age 7

 Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mummy and Daddy are like that.

    But they look gross when they kiss’ – Emily – age 8  

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.’ Bobby – age 7 Wow!                                                              
‘If you want to learn to Love better, you should start with a friend who you hate, ( we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet ) ‘Nikka – age 6  

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, and then he wears it everyday.’Noelle – age 7

 ‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ Tommy – age 6

During my Piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling…

 He was the only one doing that.  

 I wasn’t scared anymore – Cindy aged 8 years        

My Mummy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ Clare – age 6

‘Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.   Elaine-age 5

 Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford     Chris – age 7

Love is when your Puppy licks your face even after you have left him alone all day.

Mary Ann – age 4


I know my older sister Loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ Lauren – age 4

 When you Love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down       

 and little stars come out of you Karen – age 7                 

Love is when Mummy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.’
Mark – age 6           ( Children’s Potty Talk. )       

 ‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I Love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ Jessica – age 8

 A Very  Caring Child…
And the final one — An Author and Lecturer  once shared about  a true story  he had heard concerning a very young boy with a caring heart.
The Child was a four year old boy  and the next door Neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry, the young boy  went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

  When his Mother asked what he had said to the Neighbour, the Child said,’Nothing, I just helped him cry.’ 

Childhood is a very special time in our lives a time of discovery and Joy and yet their needs to be a time to let go of Childish ways, thoughts, humor and ideas and a time of  embracing or accepting who we are as Adults, focusing and seeking for the True values and those things that define us as people of worth with an Inheritance and a purpose. No longer confused but able to participate in the Divine calling with passion and Joy offering God’s Hope in Love to others.    

But yes we are to be Childlike, in what is good, often Children have perceptions that sometimes Adults can lack but we are not to be Childish, we are to be like Children  in our Innocence and  Dependence on the Lord seeking Him with Trust and Thankfulness not trying to be in control but allowing Him to Guide and Teach us and being Honest and Open with Him and others.

How wonderful when we listen to the Lord and believe that no matter what happens He will cause all things to work together for Good because we Love Him and this is shown by our obedience to His will and because of this He has Chosen us to bear much fruit so we will Mature Spiritually and be Perfected in Love.

1 Corinthians 13:11When we were Children we talked in a Childish way, we had Childish thoughts and we reasoned like a Child but when we matured we no longer held onto Childish ways, we put them behind us.


About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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24 Responses to Young Children’s Thoughts About Love

  1. Debbie M. says:

    I think my favorite (although it is hard to really choose) is the younger sister who described love through the hand-me-down clothes and the fact that her sister had to go out and buy new clothes. Only the love was from the younger sister to the older sister!

    At church, we have a small and very beautiful prayer chapel where people are encouraged to spend time in God’s presence, pray over requests and share their requests. The most precious prayers shared (through the church’s prayer team) are the ones left in the prayer room from children. They are real, heartfelt and faith-filled.

    No wonder Annie that you pour into the lives of children!

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    • I Love how you share Debbie from your heart what is of value to you and because your focus is on The Lord and His Truth it is very uplifting.

      With my 7 Children being in Heaven, God has greatly blessed me through other people’s Children, yes sometimes I have been hurt but the Joy outweighs the bad, I know I will be reunited with my own Children one day but until then I give Thanks to God’s for His Love and Compassion shown through the Love of His Little ones and yes His Big ones too, Thank you Debbie. ❤

      Christian Love and Blessings – Annie

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  2. I love these children quotes about what is love, it made my smile and you are so right this world needs more Nikka’s, it’s why Jesus loved children

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    • So True Graham, what the World needs now is Love more Love just as Nikka said, we even Love our enemies or those who hurt us, including those by their indifference.

      I’m pleased Graham you enjoyed the Children’s quotes they are indeed priceless, Thank you for visiting and sharing, it’s always good to share with you.

      Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.


  3. What a wonderful post, Anne! “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’ ” (Matt. 19: 14). ❤

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    • Thank you Anna (Matthew 19:14) is one of my favorite Scriptures, Jesus was my Best Friend when I was a Child until I was deceived that I came from and Ape in High School and that He was just made up. I was heartbroken but He never forgot me as you can see, yes Children are very important to Him and so are we.

      Christian Love dear Anna and God’s Blessings – Anne.

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  4. bjsscribbles says:

    Hi! there my friend I love the story, it is true to life. Children are so life dogs, you can see everything through their eyes, children have words, dogs have words through their bark. All created by God

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  5. God’s Love for us His Children is so much greater than a Parent’s Love for their Child but to know and experience His Love we must become as a Child, dependent and Trusting. Unlike some Parents God’s Love and Care never wavers, it’s solid and dependable, He is Faithful and Reliable, Compassionate and Merciful.

    Blessings – Grannie Annie.

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  6. I love the precious words that come from children in their innocence. …. Diane

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    • I do too Diane love their precious words and having cared for Children over many years I have been overwhelmed with their simple understanding of things we can make so complicated.

      Thanks for sharing Diane, I’m still looking for a place to live and yes time is running out, I waited at the Airport all day for you but it seems you must have missed the Plane or have you not finished your own packing yet ?

      Annie’s wondering. Lol

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      • Still unpacking and purging yet more. Your country is so beautiful. My daughter and husband visited there years ago. By the way I hope you do have some help for the move! Diane

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        • Hopefully I will have help Diane because with Ron not being very strong now and with my feet I will need it just for the basics and as I shared before I don’t even have a place to live yet but one day at a time or is it one minute at a time.

          Australia is Beautiful but so is America, God does not make junk! even if Mankind does.

          I will visit you soon Diane, I think I saw your Post in my Inbox, Blessings – Anne

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  7. Nehemiah Project says:

    “Like” isn’t big enough for this.
    Did a series on love, via 1 Cor. 13, a few months back – would be interested in your opinion on any of those posts, if you have the time.
    I liken love to one simple description…putting aside one’s own agenda for someone else.

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