Since it’s the month dedicated to declarations of love, allow us to profess our undying love for words. What would we do without them?
Words can be delicious for the mouth to say, mellifluous for the ear to hear and spark powerful memories, flights of fancy and wild imaginings.
There are so many reasons why we want kids to love words, but we tried to narrow it down to an important few:
- No matter how old you are it’s a thrill to look up the meaning of a word.
- Words can be whispered or shouted to the hilltops.
- Words can heal.
- Words are inspirational.
- The truth is made out of words.
And we thought we’d include a few from some beloved writers too:
“Poetry: the best words in the best order.”
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“A word is dead when it’s been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.”
― Emily Dickinson
“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”
― Henry Ward Beecher
“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.”
― George Gordon Byron
“If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am loveable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world?”
― Franny Billingsley, Chime
Our goal at “Take My Word For It!” is to encourage kids to become life-long lovers of words. Happy Falling in Love with Words month!