The Parent-Teacher-Child Connection: Lessons from Children's Literature

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lessons from Children's Literature

What lessons have you learned from children's literature?  Here are a few of my favorites, indicating the source:
  • It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" ~ Winnie the Pooh
  • If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does. ~The Duchess in Alice in Wonderland
  • Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.  ~ Dr. Seuss
  • It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~ Moby Dick
  • Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. ~Mark Twain
  • And here is my favorite from a man who was like a child in all that he did, Danny Kaye:
    "Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it."

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