Little attention is given to speech in the schools, yet it has an essential formative effect on the children. Students should develop a love for the miracle of language and learn to create in their speech the pictures that live so vividly in them. They need to learn to breathe fully for their health, to articulate well and to bring presence and color into their speech. What a wealth of culture lies in the stories, poems and dramatic works of humanity! This, too is a part of the education of our children. Equally important is that teachers speak in a healthy and filled way before the children. Speech is the teacher's primary tool, and the speech that the children hear has a profound effect on them. Creative Speech is an integral part of the curriculum of the Waldorf Schools worldwide. Speech artists can advise teachers on texts which are appropriate for the different ages and how to learn discover how the texts ask to be spoken.