Being able to share quotes from books is one of the most wonderful things, to draw inspirational from books you have read or rhymes you have learned! Young children love to hear rhyming stories and repetitive verses. All the while we are expanding their vocabulary and their memory and building their love of language. In nursery school we are familiar with the process of learning nursery rhymes but as adults we can benefit from learning pieces of meaningful prose, keeping our brains active!
In this technological age, we still need to know who the author is if we want to look up a quote – so exercising our memory muscles is a good thing to do from the start.
Create a family challenge, turn it into a game to share a quote a week and what it means to you, this could be a great foundation to public speaking and debate at school which in turn prepares one for leadership roles in life.
Quitting is the opposite of persevering – we need to teach our children through example to persevere in life. We can do this by encouraging them to reach their potential – whether it is our baby who is learning how to walk and we encourage them to get up again every time they fall down, or our daughter who is disappointed to have not won a prize at school. If they know we, their parents, are at their side, cheering them on, no matter what the outcome, they will grow strong, and courageous and will not quit!