I love words! I love to read them, write them and I LOVE to be in conversation. At first glance they are a collection of letters, yet once formed, as if by magic, they have power. The power to heal or wound, bring joy or sorrow, teach or confuse.
As we learn language, words help us define and understand the world and ourselves. However we should not be limited by words, because there are always new words to be added. So a person that holds the word timid close, might one day hear about brave, and choose to add it to their collection-to themselves.
So we need to help children and students collect words that will enrich their vocabulary, but also collect the right words to define themselves. Words that lead to positive lives and interactions. Not words that tear at the fabric of their soul. Click to tweet