• Inspirational English

Happy birthday, Winnie The Pooh

On this very day in 1926 Winnie The Pooh by AA Milne made its debut in bookshops.

It turned out that the popular character has beaten Plato and Confucius to be named Britain’s favourite philosopher.The honey-loving bear has been voted our top source for wise sayings.

A survey has been carried out to mark Pooh Bear’s 90th anniversary. Winnie-the-Pooh may never have had a university degree or even gone to school, but his words, experiences and adventures have stood the test of time.

It is believed that the most popular Pooh´s saying is:

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

Other popular Winnie's thoughts are:

• “If the string breaks, try another piece of string.”

• “The most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”

• “It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”

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

• “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

What is your favourite Winnie's saying? How can we use the popular character to talk about kindness and empathy in class?

If you are too busy to prepare your own materials to mark Winnie's 90th birthday, you can find lots of ideas here:

I will love you and leave you with my favourite quote:

Piglet: How do you spell LOVE?

Pooh: You don't spell it. You feel it.

From Russie with love,

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