Learning to Talk; Or, Entertaining and Instructive Lessons in the Use of Language

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Harper & Bros., 1868 - Readers - 181 pages
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My six year old boy actually enjoyed this sweet book. He liked looking at the pictures and hearing about them. He was sorry when we were finished. I liked reading to him in the language of the late 1800's. I know it's good for him to hear good language if he is to gain good language skills. 

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Page 32 - I thank you, sir," says the boy. "I am very happy to see you, sir,
Page ix - The pictures are to be shown to the child, and the descriptions and remarks accompanying them to be read by the father or mother, or by an older brother or sister, or any other friend, the child sitting in the lap of its instructor, and looking at the pictures while listening to the descriptions.
Page 56 - It is .a picture of a boy flying a kite, too. kite. He is holding the string in his hands. He is running. If he runs it makes the kite go up. Don't you see the dog running along by his side? The dog is looking back.
Page 57 - How high the kite is in the air! It is going up higher and higher.
Page 24 - One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. There are eight. They are running about on the margin of the water.

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