Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
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.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
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.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
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 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.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
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.
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
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