Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play.

Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play.

This is a post we love from the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Check out a snippet of the story here and jump to their website to read it in full.

Photo Credit: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005:

Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have fresh air and play, the damage is also visible, but not so quickly. If you don’t give a child love, the damage might not be seen for some years…

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