Making the Most of the Children

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Educational book Company, 1916 - Child development - 135 pages

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Page 17 - Let me but do my work from day to day, In field" or forest, at the desk or loom, In roaring market-place, or tranquil room; Let me but find it in my heart to say, When vagrant wishes beckon me astray — ' This is my work; my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live, I am the one by whom This work can best be done, in the right way.
Page 17 - This is my work; my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live, I am the one by whom This work can best be done in the right way." Then shall I see it not too great, nor small, To suit my spirit and to prove my powers; Then shall I cheerful greet the laboring hours...
Page 91 - Here I beheld myself some paces ahead (seeing myself, I mean, from behind) utterly alone in that uncanny passage ; on the one side of me a rude, knobby, shepherd's staff...
Page 91 - I seemed to myself to follow something unseen, unrealised, and yet benignant; and close by the sheep in which I was incarnated —as if for greater security— rustled the skirts of my nurse.
Page 115 - A few steps farther on we drew paper and pencil from our pockets, and tried which could describe the greater number of objects seen in passing. I must own that my son reached a perfection far greater than mine, for he could often write down forty objects, while I could scarce reach thirty. Often feeling vexed at this defeat, I would return to the shop and verify his statement, but he rarely made a mistake.
Page 78 - We are conquering nature, achieving a magnificent material civilization, leading the world in the applications though not in the creation of science, coming to lead in energy and intense industrial and other activities ; our vast and complex business organization that has long since outgrown the comprehension of professional economists, absorbs ever more and earlier the best talent and muscle of youth and now dominates health, time, society, politics, and lawgiving, and sets new and ever more pervading...
Page 79 - ... apprenticeship to life, youth needs repose, leisure, art, legends, romance, idealization, and in a word humanism, if it is to enter the kingdom of man well equipped for man's highest work in the world. In education our very kindergartens, which outnumber those of any other land, by dogma and hyper-sophistication tend to exterminate the naive that is the glory of childhood. Everywhere the mechanical and formal triumph over content and substance, the letter over the spirit, the intellect over morals,...
Page 1 - I believed it; for we see the like in other infants, though of myself I remember it not. Thus, little by little, I became conscious where I was; and to have a wish to express my wishes to those who could content them, and I could not; for the wishes were within me, and they without; nor could they by any sense of theirs enter within my spirit. So I flung about at random limbs and voice, making the few signs I could, and such as I could, like, though in truth very little like, what I wished.
Page 86 - CAESAR once, seeing some wealthy strangers at Rome, carrying up and down with them in their arms and bosoms young puppy-dogs and monkeys, embracing and making much of them, took occasion not unnaturally to ask whether the women in theircountry were not used to bear children...
Page 103 - There was an old woman who lived in a shoe; She had so many children she didn't know what to do; She gave them some broth without any bread ; She whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

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