Studies in Education Devoted to Child-Study

Studies in Education Devoted to Child-Study

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...Traditional games, or plays handed down from one child to another, have a large place in the life of children. These games have a set, conventionalized form that varies little from century to century and country to country. Numerous articles and books have been written upon them. A good type of this class is W. W. Newell1 s Games and Songs of American Children. Certain games have become very highly specialized to-day. For instance, football, from the original crude form, has been developed into an extremely elaborate and complicated game. There are a number of books, each devoted solely to the exposition of one of these complex games. The Badminton Library is composed of just such volumes. The Reports of the Ethnological Bureau, edited by J. W. Powell, furnish us with a wealth of material regarding the amusements of uncivilized people. Most of these deal with the sports of adults, but they have a double value from their bearing on the hypothesis that the child in his development mirrors the development of the race. Many other lines might be traced out, all bearing on the literature of the play instinct. For example, we might consider the publications advertising manufactured games, such as Lotti and Parchesi. We might study the history of great festivals, carnivals, and holidays. But in the bibliography given below we shall take up only two more groups, viz: the reading lists already available, and the syllabi issued with a view to the gathering of data regarding the play instinct. Badminton Library. London: Longmans, Green & Co. 18891890. Each book about 400 pp. Collection of books written by English authorities on each of the following subjects: --Cycling, Golf, Fencing, Boxing, Athletics, Football, Hunting, Racing, Riding, Polo, Fishing, more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594304
  • 9781236594303