Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
- Reading just 20 minutes daily has amazing results!
- That is 3,600 extra minutes of reading each school year!
- That extra reading exposes students to 1,800,000 million words!
- Students that ACTIVELY read great literature daily score at the 90% on reading test!
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. Laura Bush3. Childen need to see that reading is very important to their parents and can be an enjoyable hobby. Parents need to carry a book with them wherever they go and show children growing their mind and knowledge is a personal priority. Feeding the artist and philosopher inside us is always a great philosophy to teach our children. Why is reading the number one hobby in countries that have the happiest children?
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley4. Turn off the TV and computers one or two nights a week and play board games or read a great book as a family. Why do Americans seem to have our TV time and READING time in the wrong order of importance?
- Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television 1,480
- Hours per year the average child spends in school 900
- Hours per year the average child watches television 1,200
- Hours per year the average college student reads to get a college degree 200-400
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey
“Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.”― Ken Robinson
Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. Don Miguel Ruiz
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.”-- Marva Collins
“A good book deserves an active reading. The activity of reading does not stop with the work of understanding what a book says. It must be completed by the work of criticism, the work of judging. The undemanding reader fails to satisfy this requirement, probably even more than he fails to analyze and interpret. He not only makes no effort to understand; he also dismisses a book simply by putting it aside and forgetting it. Worse than faintly praising it, he damns it by giving it no critical consideration whatever.”― Mortimer J. Adler