fraggle ~ rocking a camera across the Universe

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”. —Denis Waitley

Teesdale, UK 2012

A person’s a person, no matter how small”.Dr. Seuss

Ryhope Water Pump, 2012

Never have more children than you have car windows. — Erma Bombeck

Staithes, UK 2013

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going. P. J. O’Rourke

Folkestone, UK, 2014

Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance. Joseph Chilton Pearce

Cal & new friend, Washington Wildfowl trust,UK 2015

You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket”.Lish McBride

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2016

A child educated only at school is an uneducated…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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28 Responses to Kids

  1. Darlene says:

    These are great! Thanks.

    • Jennie says:

      Aren’t they? I’m glad you enjoyed them as much as I did. Fragglerock has been posting wonderful photos with quotations. This one on kids was terrific.

  2. beetleypete says:

    As you may know, I left a comment there, as I follow her blog. Excellent choice for a reblog, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      I follow FR’s blog, too. I have so enjoyed her recent ones with quotations and photos. Of course this particular one on kids not only hit home, she nailed it! A ‘must’ for me to reblog. Best to you, Pete.

  3. WordPress is being persnickety again and won’t let me “like” this, even though I like this.

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Wow! Talk about some home run quotes! I think my favorite is from P.J. O’Rourke, “You know you’re children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.”

    • Jennie says:

      Yes, these were home runs! I was struck by Erma Bombeck’s, “Don’t have more children than car windows.” They were all quite different, yet equally profound. I’m glad you enjoyed this as much as I did, Pete.

  5. These are all extraordinary quotes and each so true. I popped over to read the rest. Roots and wings has always been a favorite but each one applies. I love the idea of keeping my children close but how can they soar if I pull at their wings.

    • Jennie says:

      I champion all your words, Marlene. The roots and wings is dear to my heart, too. When I was younger I used to take quotations lightly, as if they were wonderful words, but that was it. Over the past two decades I have come to appreciate the depth of those words in quotations. They are really lessons in life. The ones in this post were some of the best, and being directed to children was all the better.

  6. GP Cox says:

    This is great, Jennie!

  7. Opher says:

    A great set of quotes.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I like the car windows one the best since it reminds me of endless squabbles over not wanting to sit in the middle seat. One time I got so aggravated I made one of the girls get in front and I say in the middle!

  9. Dashing to fraggle’s to read the rest of this enchanting post!

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