The Kindergarten Guide: An Illustrated Hand-book, Designed for the Self-instruction of Kindergartners, Mothers, and Nurses, Volume 1

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E. Steiger & Company, 1877 - Kindergarten - 418 pages
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Page 458 - ... be given to the children, is a science. Nothing but a long and careful study of the system and its actual workings can give such a knowledge of it as will enable a person to practice its peculiar mode of instruction or to fully understand its many important points.
Page 458 - Tl.e most essential part of the whole system is the methodical arrangement of the exercises and the games, and the explanations given by Froebel to those who are to conduct them. To know them all. is quite a study ; to apply them well, an art; to understand their significance, their effort, the order and manner in which they ought to be given to the children, is a science.
Page 1 - MATERIAL THE FIRST GIFT. The Balls. Aim: to teach color (primary: red, blue, yellow, and secondary or mixed: purple, green, orange), direction (forward and backward, right and left, up and down) ; to train the eye ; and to exercise the hands, arms, and feet in various plays. No. 1. A set of six worsted balls 9 of the rainbow or standard kindergarten colors, with strings.
Page 459 - ... well as salvation ; and children must be kept from this trial till their mental powers have grown equal to its dangers. Much of the success of the Kindergarten (invisible at the time) is negative, and consists in preventing harm.
Page 459 - To insure modesty I would advise the education of the sexes together; for two boys will preserve twelve girls, or two girls twelve boys, innocent, amidst winks, jokes, and improprieties, merely by that instinctive sense which is the forerunner of natural modesty. But I will guarantee nothing in a school where girls are alone together, and still less when boys are.
Page 1 - This is done by pointing ont, explaining, and counting the sides, corners, and edges of the rube ; by showing that the sphere, the cylinder, and the cube differ from one another in their several properties on account of their difference of shape ; by pointing out that the apparent form of the sphere is unchanged, however looked at, but that the apparent forms of both the cube and the cylinder vary according to the point from which they are viewed.
Page 459 - Greek increases. Latin decreases. Deka occurs in the English word decade, hekto in hecatomb, kilo in chiliad. " Being accustomed to the words mill, cent and dime, we shall find the words
Page 458 - The Kindergarten proper comprises three Divisions and the Elementary Department three Classes. These Divisions and Classes are arranged, according to the ages of the children, as follows : Kindergarten. Third Division, for children from 3 to 4 years old. Second Division, for children from 4 to 5 years old. First Division, for children from 5 to 6 years old.
Page 41 - Elements of Designing on the Developing System for Elementary School Classes, and for Families. 4 Parts, each containing 24 pages ruled in squares, with designs and space for copying, and for the compositions, combinations, and inventions of the pupil.
Page 28 - ... (13) Paper for cutting: squares of paper are folded, cut according to certain rules, and formed into figures The child's inclination for using the scissors is thus ingeniously turned to account, and made to produce very gratifying results.

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