TOYS AND INSTRUMENTS EVERY CHILD CAN MAKE
Prepared by THE MANUAL TRAINING TEACHERS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF MONTCLAIR,
Edited by DON C. BLISS
Introduction by don c. bliss
T HESE plans and drawings for boys and girls to make things by are unique.
In the first place, they were actually followed out by real young people. For a whole season the boys and girls in the public schools of Montclair, New Jersey, a splendid city with a famous school system, worked on these projects, some of their teachers knowing that these plans and drawings were to be circulated among tens of thousands of young folks all over the continent. They have been tried, and they work. What others have done you can do.
In the second place, these are the toys and tools that boys and girls really want to use. They are graded. Here are moving animals for little fellows, kites and bird-houses and boats for those who are older, and pumps, engines, and electrical apparatus for those still further advanced, who are interested in science.
* The public schools of Montclair, New Jersey, are everywhere famous. This collection of plans with working-drawings is of peculiar interest. It constituted part of the regular work of the pupils of these schools during the winter of 1917-18, so every project is one that has actually been wrought out by real boys and girls. Some of these are their own drawing; the descriptions are practical; the projects involve the things that boys and girls use in their games and sports. The projects are graded.