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What's Fun About 5? Songs, Hugs And Kisses

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Over the past five years, Tell Me More has produced more than 1,300 hours of programming that have piqued the interests of even the youngest listeners. To celebrate Tell Me More's fifth anniversary, host Michel Martin talks with Isaiah Carroll, Olivia Williams, Ila Brooks and Marta Hulme about what's fun about being five.


We've had a great time all this week celebrating TELL ME MORE's fifth anniversary on the air and, as part of that celebration, we put a call out on Facebook. We wanted to hear from some of our 5-year-old listeners. We received hundreds of responses, and here are just a few telling us what's so special about being 5.

OLIVIA WILLIAMS: Hi. My name is Olivia Williams. Being 5 is so special because 5-year-olds are the fastest runners. They have the longest legs and a lot of energy.

ISAIAH CARROLL: Hi. My name is Isaiah Carroll. When I turned 5 years old, I was happy because I got a bunch of (unintelligible). Mama lets me carry the baby. That's my most favorite thing about being 5.

ILA BROOKS: Hi. My name is Ila. Being 5 means I love to sing. Twinkle, twinkle, little star. I forget the words sometimes.


MARTIN: And that was Olivia Williams, Isaiah Carroll and Ila Brooks, who are all 5. And we have just one more that we had to share. This is mom-and-daughter team Tereza Nemessanyi and Marta Hulme of Pound Ridge, New York.

TEREZA NEMESSANYI: What does it mean to be 5?

MARTA HULME: It means that you don't cry. You don't be mean.

NEMESSANYI: Oh, those are wise. So you learned to do those things?



HULME: My brain taught me.

NEMESSANYI: What do you like about being 5? What does it mean you can do?

HULME: Play with mommy and kiss her and hug her.



MARTIN: And, tomorrow, we wrap up this anniversary week with a number of 5-year-olds right here in the studio with me as we conclude the celebration of our first five years on the air.

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