Do kids learn by listening to their parents?

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” 

? James Baldwin

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[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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Unconditional love

“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.”

Rosaleen Dickson

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

Family … empowers a child to venture with confidence

The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.

~ Marianne E. Neifert. Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide

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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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Family … empowers a child to venture with confidence

The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.

~ Marianne E. Neifert. Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide

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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

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