I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Love of books is the best of all.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
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