Bulletin Volume 28-42

Bulletin Volume 28-42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... all this education? The beginnings of education are started in and about the home in the child's attitude and reaction toward his environment. All the time he is learning to see and hear and to think. The child whose mother and father live with him is sure to store up experiences and be able to compare and relate them later, to be observing, to be constructive (which is the only remedy for destructiveness), and to be able to express himself as well as to have something in his mind to express. In play children are constantly educating themselves. They are learning to direct their attention and their motions persistently toward a definite end. We can suggest plays and tasks which will train the eye to see quickly and teach the colors, directions (front, back, up, down, right, left); the points of the compass, the time of day, and the days of the week. My little 4-year old learns much as she sits beside me at the sewing machine. She arranges my drawer of thread, learns the colors and plays a game, guessing which color is gone from a long row of spools. A set of colored kindergarten balls, a box of crayons, or later a box of paints make an excellent Christmas gift and aid in color training. Colored papers and a small pair of scissors willoccupy many a stormy day profitably. The mother who is at all musical can train the ear to detect high and low tones, loud or soft bells, and music for marching and skipping. Have the child bounce a large ball to music or clap to music. This will help him to gain motor control. Play dominoes with him. Suggest " hide the thimble" or "blind man's buff " or " cobbler." All these games help to train the eye, the ear, and the hands. ' I will not dwell upon the...show more

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  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906993
  • 9781236906991