The Psychology of Froebel's Play-gifts (Google eBook)

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Sigma, 1900 - Education - 384 pages
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Page 188 - the square of the hypothenuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides,
Page 285 - I love to plant a little seed Whose fruit I never see; Some hungry stranger it will feed, When it becomes a tree. I love to sing a little song Whose words attune the day, And round me see the children throng When I begin to play. So I can never lonely be Although I am alone, I think the future...
Page 301 - ... These he must take up and objectify in his own life, if he reach his highest freedom. The family, state, church, and society are the pre-established institutional order into which he comes. These he must make a part of himself ; he must make them over, re-establish, and reproduce them in his own life. Becoming a man, he is to re-create the family in his own household ; he is perpetually to renew the state, for he is the final lawmaker; especially is he to preserve and reconstruct society in accordance...
Page 141 - Memories of the passions raised linger on in the minds of many, but it is not the purpose of this book to go into the complex details of these arguments.
Page 74 - ... and at such times, try the patience of even their most devoted actors. The necessary connections between the Becks' theatre and the Becks' cause escape none of their admirers, but a little more of the one and a little- less of the other might, so their friends suggest, make a happier balance. They are, after all, too far from the world of compromise to ever feel the danger.
Page 191 - ... herself should know the abstract meaning. Indeed it is through such knowledge that she can rightly choose her stories, rejecting those which are not educative or imperfectly so, and selecting those which she not only feels but sees to be genuinely ethical, and also in a form which goes home to the child. So we bring to light the harmony between the ethical and the geometrical in the kindergarden of to-day, which harmony, however, was strongly brought out long ago by the ancient Greek sages.
Page 170 - ... the possibility of all lines, must be straightened out, or put into a straight line in the beginning of his career. But these very utterances about the rectilineal as educative indicate its limitation, and there rises the inner protest, and the demand for the opposite. The curvilineal has yielding, conciliation, forgiveness ; it has mercy, in contrast with the unbending justice of the rectilineal. The curve bends, relents, turns back, repents ; it is placable.
Page 190 - Geometry is celebrated in his works, and he is said to have made it a kind of examination test for entrance to his Academy. It indeed tallies with his love of the Ethical and of the Ideal generally, which insisted so strongly upon the subordination of the sensuous and material elements in man and nature. And here it ought to be noticed that the reembodiment of the Ethical in the concrete form of life is likewise a part of the work of the kindergarden.
Page 320 - The attention of the reader has been called to the fact that iron is the last of the great metals now in use to be discovered and extracted from the matrix. The forbidding and refractory character of the ore impeded the manufacture of iron until long after the other metals the most useful of the metals. Iron mines abound in all parts of India. There is scarcely...
Page 6 - You nestle it, you coddle it, you rock it and swing it with both hands, you toss it up into the air like a baby and catch it coming down with a smile. It has all sorts of domestic suggestions that of a nest with its birdling ; you can house it between your palms in a cosy little home.

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