Study of Child Life eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 160 pages of information about Study of Child Life.

    Walter Crane:  Picture Books ($1.25, postage 10c).

    Colored illustrations cut from magazines, notably those drawn
    by Howard Pyle, Elizabeth Shippen Greene, and Jessie Wilcox

    See articles in “Craftsman” for December, 1904, February and
    April, 1905, “Decorations for School Room and Nursery.”

    Note.—­Books in the above list may be purchased through the
    American School of Home Economics at the prices given.  Members
    of the School will receive students’ discount.

Program for Supplemental Work

on the


By Marion Foster Washburne.


Infancy. (Study pages 3-25)

(a) Its Meaning.  See Fiske on “The Part Played by Infancy in the Evolution of Man” in “A Century of Science” (16c).

(b) General Laws of Progression.  See Millicent Shinn’s “Biography of a Baby” (12c), and W. Preyer’s “The Mind of the Child” (20c).  Give resumes of these two books.

(c) Practical Conclusions.  Hold Experience Meeting to conclude afternoon.


Faults and Their Remedies. (Study pages 26-57)

(a) General Principles of Moral Training.  Read Herbert Spencer on “Education” (12c), chapter on “Punishment”; also call for quotations from H.H.  Jackson’s “Bits of Talk About Home Matters” (10c).

(b) Corporal Punishment.  Why It Is Wrong.

(c) Positive Versus Negative Moral Training.  Read extracts from Froebel’s “Education of Man” (12c), and Richter’s “Levana” (12c), Kate Douglas Wiggin’s “Children’s Rights” (10c), and Elizabeth Harrison’s “Study of Child Nature” (10c), are easier and pleasanter reading, sound, but less fundamental.  Choice may be made between these two sets of books, according to conditions.

(Select answer to test questions on Part I and send them to the School.)


Character Building. (Study pages 59-75)

Read extracts from Froebel, Pestalozzi, and Harriet Martineau.

(a) From Froebel to show general principles (12c).

(b) From Pestalozzi (14c) or if that is not available, from “Mottoes and Commentaries on Froebel’s Mother-Play” (14c), to show ideal application of these general principles.

(c) From Harriet Martineau’s “Household Education” (10c), “Children’s Rights” (10c), to show actual application of these general principles.  Experience meeting.


Educational Value of Play and Occupations. (Study pages 78-99)

(a) General Principles—­Quote authorities from past to present.  Read from “Education of Man” (12c) and “Mother Play” (14c).

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