The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents Volume 19

The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents Volume 19

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and that of the household. Singing, recitation and calisthenics are also taught. The organization maintains three home-making circles in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. It gives entertainments for the children at Christmas and Easter and all thru the summer the happy day outings, which, looking backward or looking forward, are rare, bright spots in somber lives. Mrs. Clarence Burns is the present president. The Children's Aid Society, New York City This efficient organization has long filled many of the gaps let by the public school system. The assistant secretary, W. L. Grovesnor, recently said at a conference of Charities and Correction: "I have noticed on the street corners in New York very frequently gangs of young boys who blocked the sidewalk and indulged in offensive language to passersby, and I have taken occasion to become acquainted with those boys. In many instances I found that they had never attended kindergartens, or schools where they had received instruction in anything more than the ordinary English branches. After making inquiries of large numbers of the class known as street boys in New York I have found that very few of them attended kindergartens, and none were afforded an education in which manual or industrial training had any part whatever. These gangs on the street corners are the nucleus of the district gangs and rapidly develop into the political district organization. 1 am happy to say that many years ago Charles Loring Brace, foundei of the Children's Aid Society, believed with Froebel that we ought to begin to educate the child in the kindergarten, providing industrial and manual training in the primary school, the principle upon which the industrial school system was founded. The Children's Aid Society...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838815
  • 9781236838810