[Thought for Thursday] What kids remember

[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are”

Jim Henson

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Single most important activity for building reading skills

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

— Marilyn Jager Adams

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What children remember

[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”

? Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

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The best education of all …

“You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days.

Fyodor Dostoyevs

Make reading one of a child’s deep and continuing needs

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

Maya Angelou

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The illiterate of the 21st Century

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler

What we owe our parents …

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

–Nancy Friday

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A librarian … saved my life

“My folks were drunks. I was an outcast at school.  Then, when I was in the 8th grade, a librarian in a small Town in Minnesota got me to read – and it saved my life.”

Gary Paulsen