Practical Remarks on Infant Education, by Dr. and Miss [E.] Mayo

Practical Remarks on Infant Education, by Dr. and Miss [E.] Mayo

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... the right corrective, by recommending the Gospel ornament of a "meek and humble spirit." Delighting, as children do, in active employments, they would be highly pleased to carry wooden bricks; and at given signals to place them in a certain order. They might also be employed in winding string or measuring distances; in fact, whatever exercises tend to prepare them for manual labour, and promote habits of industry, order, and activity, are most desirable. The following letter addressed to the editor of the "Christian Monitor" might suggest some hints, much in accordance with what has been advanced: --Sir, --Finding a few laths in my cellar the other day, it occurred to me that I might make some use of them in my school. I immediately set to work and divided them into convenient lengths, some four, five, and others about six inches. I then split each piece into three, by which means I was furnished with a great number, and I have found them of more real use than many sorts of very expensive apparatus. One lesson, out of many which we make with them, I will endeavour to describe. The children are seated round the The display so often made in our Infant Schools is much to be deprecated, as an error in moral education. Some half-dozen scholars the most advanced in age or attainment are called out before visitors, and made the little orators of the whole party. Or lessons from memory are repeated which give an appearance of more knowledge than the children really possess. All this should be avoided--everything should be real. When a teacher puts questions to the children in the gallery he should frequently require those who can answer them to hold up their hands in order to ascertain the actual knowledge of the school. If, after a...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236579763
  • 9781236579768