You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
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.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
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.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
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.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
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.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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.
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.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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