Bulletin of the Service Citizens of Delaware Volume 1, Nos. 6-8

Bulletin of the Service Citizens of Delaware Volume 1, Nos. 6-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...than half an acre, in the angle of the crossroads, on a piece of ground ordinarily not considered suitable for cultivation and not infrequently so low as to make it difficult or impossible of proper drainage. In a great many cases this little plot of ground is either in a densely wooded section or on the edge of a forest or swamp. In the more progressive communities throughout the United States the necessity for providing space enough on the school grounds for play has long been recognized. The standard school site for a one to four teacher school should include a minimum of four acres of land, at least three and one-half acres of which is free from buildings, trees or other obstacles which would interfere with the development of a well-equipped playground. Rural school children need, even more than do the children of our urban communities, an opportunity to learn to play. One of the most pitiful sights to be seen in the rural schools of Delaware is a group of children, during school intermissions, standing around in the yard with no opportunity for play and apparently with no appreciation Or understanding of the games in which children find their most worthwhile recreation. Whether one considers the problem from the standpoint of the physical welfare of children or from the standpoint of their social and moral development, well-organized play must be considered as significant as the study of arithmetic or the learning to read. It is a pleasure to record the fact that in a few instances playground space has been provided and that there is evidence that this space has been used. At the same time, it is necessary to call attention to the fact that practically no play apparatus for the smaller children has been installed. Children of the lower...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530721
  • 9781236530721