Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.— George Carlin
Attractive Reading Books To Children quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The people themselves begin to clamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living. As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
I hope children will be happy with the books I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives.
My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia.
When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn't believe that it was free.
When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
My alma mater was books, a good library.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading.
A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.
A book consists of two layers: on top, the readable layer .
.. and underneath, a layer that was inaccessible. You only sense its existence in a moment of distraction from the literal reading, the way you see childhood through a child. It would take forever to tell what you see, and it would be pointless.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
I am an author-illustrator of children's books - and yet - I must confess I don't do the books for the kids. When I'm working on a book I'm somewhere else - at the circus - or a rustic old farm - or deep in a forest - with no thought of who might read the book or what age group it would appeal to. I write them so I can illustrate them.
Experts generally agree that taking all opportunities to read books and other material aloud to children is the best preparation for their learning to read. The pleasures of being read to are far more likely to strengthen a child's desire to learn to read than are repetitions of sounds, alphabet drills, and deciphering uninteresting words.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
As parents, the most important thing we can do is read to our children early and often. Reading is the path to success in school and life. When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.
It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
This year, more people will use cocaine than will read a book to their children.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
I don't want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
I would be ashamed to admit to the Indians that, where I come from, the women do not feel themselves capable of raising children until they read the instructions written in a book by a strange man.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
Our Children no longer learn how to read the great book of Nature from their own direct experience, or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water come from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if theyre lucky enough and have reasonable privileges of any human being-are able to go into a garden and turn over stone and see a worm and see a slug and see an ant.
I was read to as a small child, I read on my own as soon as I could, and I recall being more or less overwhelmed again and again - if not by what the books actually said, by what they suggested, what they helped me to imagine.
For the best part of my childhood I visited the local library three or four times a week, hunching in the stacks on a foam rubber stool and devouring children's fiction, classics, salacious thrillers, horror and sci-fi, books about cinema and origami and natural history, to the point where my parents encouraged me to read a little less.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
I had been writing comic books for years and I was doing them to please a publisher, who felt that comics are only read by very young children or stupid adults. And therefore, we have to keep the stories very simplistic... And those were all things I hated.
As a child, I loved to read books. The library was a window to the world, a pathway to worlds and people far from my neighborhood in Philadelphia.
We need to actually teach kids that books aren't like broccoli.
You don't have to eat every bit on your plate. It's like secret adult's business. It's the secret we never, ever tell our children. No adult ever read a book because it's good for us. We read because it is fun.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
Humor is the oxygen of children's literature.
There's a lot of competition for children's time, but even kids who hate to read want to read a funny book.
The secret of keeping young is to read children's books.
You read the books they write for little children and you'll keep young. You read novels, philosophy, stuff like that and it makes you feel old.
Children learn to read by being in the presence of books.
The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. and the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.
Would God give a bird wings and make it a crime to fly? Would he give me brains and make it a crime to think? Any God that would damn one of his children for the expression of his honest thought wouldn't make a decent thief. When I read a book and don't believe it, I ought to say so. I will do so and take the consequences like a man.
You never forget the books you loved as a kid.
You never forget the poems you memorized, the first book you read until the cover fell off, the book you read hidden from your mother. What an honor to hold hands with a child's imagination in this way.