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A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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Here is a list of materials found in any kitchen, and sug­gestions as to the playthings into which they may be trans­formed.
Food and Utensils
Salt—To take the place of a tiny sand table.
Flour—To make paste; dough for modeling.
Prunes and raisins—With cloves, to make a turtle; with toothpicks, to make a man.
Spoons—To dip sand, salt, or flour with; for drum sticks.
Cans—To make rattles; perforated, to make sand sieves; for barrels in a toy grocery store.
Soar>—For soap bubbles; to use as a crayon for drawing on window panes or mirrors, and to hammer nails into.
Matches or toothpicks—Instead of kindergarten sticks.
Wood and Paper
Pasteboard boxes—Material for making paper furniture, checker boards, screens, fans, animals, dissected puzzles, card games, dominoes.
Cereal boxes—For toy houses, moving vans, lanterns.
Match boxes—For doll furniture.
Corks—To make toy furniture, dolls and boats.
Berry boxes—Material for toy fences and chicken coops; for toy wagons; "lumber" for doll furniture.
Paper bags—For masks; for balloons; for bags of wheat or corn for the miller; for dresses for dolls.
Skewers—With spools, for dolls' Maypoles; useful also in a sand table.
Clothespins—For dolls; for building block houses; for can­non and soldiers.
Corrugated paper—For toy washboards; stairs in a doll house; a band for an Indian head-dress.
Out of the Garden
Peas, cranberries, or rose haws—For necklaces. Potatoes—To make dolls and toy animals.
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