Since I have just finished my portfolio and submitted it, it makes sense to do a book-related quote. It's funny that I was better at writing about Youth Services than I was the reflective essay that actually counted towards graduation. Either I found this quote somewhere along the line while researching something online or it was one from one of my Children's Literature classes. In any case, it is a great quote and one that should be followed.
- "Read and tell stories to children when they are babies, and they will love the colors and shapes of illustrations and the relaxed mood of your voice.Read and tell stories to children when they are toddlers, and they will shiver at the recognition of animals and listen with delight to rhymes.Read and tell stories to children when they are true walkers and talkers, and they will laugh at funny incidents and fall in love with special characters.Read and tell stories to children when they are in their first years of school, and they will appreciate the opportunity to retreat from learning and embrace the world of relaxed imagination.Read and tell stories to older children and adults and they too, will find themselves transported into the world of image and wonder."--Ken Roberts