FOR NURSERY AND KINDERGARTEN
Cornelia C. Roeske
Illustrations By L.J.
child imitates,” says Froebel, “he begins to understand.
Let him represent the flying of birds and he enters
partially into the life of birds. Let him imitate the
rapid motion of fishes in the water and his sympathy
with fishes is quickened. Let him reproduce the
activities of farmer, miller and baker, and his eyes
open to the meaning of their work. In one word let him
reflect in his play the varied aspects of life and his
thought will begin to grapple with their significance.”
In all times and among all
nations, finger-plays have been a delight of childhood.
Countless babies have laughed and crowed over
“Pat-a-cake” and other performances of the soft little
hands; while children of whatever age never fail to find
amusement in playing.......................