I recently heard Margery Mayer give a speech while accepting the Corporate Award from the Education Commission of the States on behalf of Scholastic and she shared with us one of her favorite quotes from Marcel Proust. It is a beautiful quote and I couldn't agree with it more!
Margery, Scholastic Education President, also reminded us that while we each read every day, it has become so normal that we forget what a complex task it is. We ask our youngest children to achieve a skill that took millennia to become the norm, and when it happens it is a form of miracle. Further, she pointed out that for many of our children that miracle takes an extra push - "a mighty push from caring adults" - an important thought to keep in mind, especially during the summer.