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Thoughts about young children

Young children are our future.
Young children are our future.
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Parents, Grandparents and anyone who works with, or is around, young children realize just how extraordinary they can be. Here are a few quotes from some prominent people about young children. Some are uplifting, some are funny, but they all ring true!

“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.”
Albert Einstein

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
― Margaret Mead

“A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.”
― Carl Sandburg

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
― Anna Quindlen

“Children see magic because they look for it.”
― Christopher Moore

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
― C. JoyBell

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
― Emilie Buchwald

“Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.”
― Roald Dahl

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ”
― Fred Rogers

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”
Garrison Keillor

Children are our hope for the future. Taking care of their needs and facilitating their learning will benefit all of us.

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