Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.— Maria Montessori
Glamorous Children Imagination quotations
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality;
the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Imagine a world where children were fed tasty and nutritious, real food at school from the age of 4 to 18. A world where every child was educated about how amazing food is, where it comes from, how it affects the body and how it can save their lives.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
For quiet, solitary and observant children create their own world and live in it, nourishing their imaginations on the material at hand.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.
Children see magic because they look for it.
Just imagine what would happen if your daughter was standing there.
What would you do, how would you fight? So you have to join hands, you have to take each child as your daughter. Soon you will feel their sorrow and then you will feel the strength that comes out of you to protect them.
I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment.
The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine.
If I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child's natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn't possibly do as good a job as is currently being done-I simply wouldn't have the imagination to come up with the kind of senseless, soul-crushing ideas that constitute contemporary mathematics education.
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers.
Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts - in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma - would someday be called Congressman.
But there is so much more to do for the city we love.
.. a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses, parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination.
Give children toys that are powered by their imagination, not by batteries.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Creativity and the world of the imagination - the beauty of what we see as a child and the kind of play that we experience as a child - can be a way for us to survive tough times.
Children are often envied for their supposed imaginations, but the truth is that adults imagine things far more than children do. Most adults wander the world deliberately blind, living only inside their heads, in their fantasies, in their memories and worries, oblivious to the present, only aware of the past or future.
The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life.
We brought the diseases and the alcohol. We committed the murders. We took the children from their mothers. We practised discrimination and exclusion. It was our ignorance and our prejudice. And our failure to imagine that these things could be done to us.
Decades of research has shown that play is crucial to physical, intellectual, and social-emotiona l development at all ages. This is especially true of the purest form of play: the unstructured, self-motivated, imaginative, independent kind, where children initiate their own games and even invent their own rules.
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.
All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.
Men are simpler than you imagine my sweet child.
But what goes on in the twisted, tortuous minds of women would baffle anyone.
Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination.
But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.
I had a very happy childhood, but I wasn't that happy a child.
I liked being alone and creating characters and voices. I think that's when your creativity is developed, when you're young. I liked the world of the imagination because it was an easy place to go to.
The possibilities are endless.
A children's book is the perfect place where young readers can understand the world because they can take a deep breath and look at it and imagine and contemplate while they're looking at.
The music had to be rooted, and yet had to branch out,like the wild imagination of a child.
Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
I have a deep love and respect for children and I cannot imagine photographic life without them playing a major part. I hope that through my work as a photographer, I have been able to pass on my appreciation of their beauty and charm.
Are traditional schools very much like mini-prisons? Do they stifle imagination, cramp the child physically and mentally, and run on various forms of overt or covert terrorism? Of course, the answer is an unambiguous YES.
Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
Once you're grown up you can't come back.
As a footballer I can't imagine life without the use of one of my legs.
.. Sadly this is exactly what happens to thousands of children every year when they accidentally step on a landmine.
Like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight, there's no need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we already are - as soon as we stop pretending we're small or unholy.
Imagine if we started raising generations of children who stood uncompromisingl y on the Word of God, knew how to defend the Christian faith, could answer the skeptical questions of this age, and had a fervor to share the gospel from the authority of God's Word with whomever they met! This could change the world.
Children live in a world of dreams and imagination, a world of aliveness… There is a voice of wonder and amazement inside all of us; but we grow to realize we can no longer hear it, and we live in silence. It isn’t that God stopped speaking; it is that our lives became louder.
I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing, but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child, but a child who survived. I believe that all the best faculties of a mature human being exist in the child. . . that one of the most deeply human, and humane, of these faculties is the power of imagination.