Experimental Studies in Kindergarten Theory and Practice,

Experimental Studies in Kindergarten Theory and Practice,

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...it will be necessary to use the regulation saw which is not safe in the hands of children on account of its size and flexibility. To make it possible for children to help plan some of the dimensions and prepare the material, it is well to order the wood in long pieces of the needed width and thickness, but none of the wood should be less than one quarter of an inch thick, on account of splitting. Where it is possible, the best means of introducing the use of wood is through a large box of odd pieces from a planing mill or carpenter's shop. This not only gives material for experimentation, but supplies many odd pieces when the more purposeful work begins. The younger children do little more than play with it, and learn to handle hammer and nails, but the older ones can make furniture for the large doll or the doll's house, the loom needed for weaving the rugs, also window boxes for starting seeds, and simple trellises for climbing plants. When it is desired to color the finished article a stain or dye is more satisfactory than paint. Textiles. This term is used in order to conform to the general classification according to materials rather than processes and under this head sewing and weaving will be presented. The process of sewing is interesting to all children, but its possibilities in kindergarten are restricted by the fine muscular coordinations it ordinarily demands. Whenever it is used the materials should be coarse, in order to insure so far as possible large, crude work. A box of scraps of cloth and a small doll for each child offer an excellent opportunity for experimentation. Often the accidental shape of the piece selected suggests a garment, and at first only such cutting or rough shaping is done as the children...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955234
  • 9781236955234