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Celebrate A. A. Milne's Birthday With Winnie-the-Pooh's Truths About Life

Everything we need to know we really learned from Winnie-the-Pooh!
on January 18, 2016

Quick quiz: Who’s the small, golden bear, about 22 inches tall, that wears an old, red shirt? Need some help? He lives in the 100 Acre Wood with his pals Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, and Roo?

You guessed it—it’s Winnie-the-Pooh!

We’re celebrating the amazing A. A. Milne’s birthday this month by sharing some Winnie-the-Pooh truths about life.

Feel free to enjoy them below or print them out to hang in your home or classroom!

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.

It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.

It all comes of liking honey so much.

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”

Which of these Winnie-the-Pooh truths speaks most to you? We’d love to know!

Or, if you want to get right to some super Winnie-the-Pooh classics, check out:

Read all about A. A. Milne here: A. A. Milne biography

Share your ideas on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on twitter, @teachmama, and let’s continue the conversation!


Check out bloggers Amy Mascott and Allie McDonald's book, Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips for Helping Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love for Reading. Get expert advice and learn new strategies for your young readers.





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