Jacquie McTaggart QuotesCompiled by Catherine Pulsifer, used with permission
"From birth on, talk to and with your child as much as possible."
"Listen to your little one. Show interest in what he is trying to communicate."
"Good manners encompass all the things that make the people around us feel good."
"Good manners like most values, must be demonstrated and lived in the home if they are to become a permanent part of the child's character."
"We must not fool ourselves into thinking we can replace valuable childhood activities with computer games. There is no software on the market that can offer the same advantages as a picnic in the park, a library card, a visit to the zoo, or a family-shared board game."
"And finally, never refuse to re-read a book if your child requests it - and he will."
"When your rhyme-conscious child reaches kindergarten and learns how to read the word 'red", he will almost automatically know how to read bed, fed, Ted, etc."
Never miss an opportunity to count things and if possible, touch everything as you count it. (This procedure is much more valuable than simply reciting the numbers from one to ten)
"You, the parent, are your child's first teacher and his best teacher. It's an awesome responsibility, but one that brings immeasurable rewards."
"All kids develop at different rates and at different stages."
Jacquie McTaggart retired after 42 years of teaching. But, her love of teaching and her love of children continued in a different form. She wrote the book, "From the Teacher's Desk", to share her insight, and her knowledge.
We have reviewed her book, From The Teacher's Desk, and would definitely recommend it! To quote from the acknowledgements in the book, Jacquie writes, "more than 1500 students showed me when to talk and when to listen. They taught me how to imagine, and how to dream. They gave me wonderful memories, and left footprints on my heart. The parents of those 1500 kids entrusted me with their prized possessions and they extended their hands to me in cooperation, assistance, and yes - friendship. My students and their parents ultimately gave me a wonderful gift. They provided me with the experiences and gave me the incentive to write this book."
You can visit Jacquie's website The Teachers Desk, for more info on her and the book.
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