For children too there is no greater instrument of education than conversation they hear at home. It is unjust to them when nothing is spoken before them but trifles of dress, the gossip of the neighbourhood, the cares of the household which press so heavily upon the parents, the follies and vanities of the world which are hardly apprehdended by their innocent minds. They are naturally imitative and a great part of their character is derived from their parents. If there is no life or mirth in a house the children of the house will be commonly dull and stupid; and if they never hear subjects rationally discussed, they will not learn to think or reason if the world in which use live is allowed to pass unheededly, they will be without interest, listless and unobservant. This home education which they acquire insensibly is as important as the mere formal work of the school and it is as much our duty to provide food for their minds as for their bodies. They do not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth.
Title : Speech – Food for Children’s Mind
Precis: As food is necessary to body, thoughts are necessary for character development, speech at home and by parents create a great impact on bringing out character and personality of Children. So, we should be careful in serving the food of speech to children.