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Scientific Methods As Applied To Child Education In "the Children's Houses"

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CONTENTS
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CHAPTER XV
INTELLECTUAL EDUCATION
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Sense exercises a species of auto-education
224
Importance of an exact nomenclature, and how to teach it
225
Spontaneous progress of the child the greatest triumph of Scientific Pedagogy-
228
Games of the blind .
231
Application of the visual sense to the observation of environ­ment
232
Method of using didactic material: dimensions, form, design
233
Free plastic work
241
Geometric analysis of figures
243
Exercises in the chromatic sense
244
CHAPTER XVI
METHOD FOR THE TEACHING OF READING AND WRITING
Spontaneous development of graphic language: Seguin and ltard
246
Necessity of a special education that shall fit man for ob-
jective observation and direct logical thought .
252
Results of objective observation and logical thought
253
Not necessary to begin teaching writing with vertical strokes
257
Spontaneous drawing of normal children
258
Use of Froebel mats in teaching children sewing
260
Children should be taught how before they are made to exe­cute a task
261
Two diverse forms of movement made in writing
262
Experiments with normal children
267
Origin of aphabets in present use
269
CHAPTER XVII
DESCRIPTION OF THE METHOD AND DIDACTIC MATERIAL USED
Exercise tending to develop the muscular mechanism neces-
sary in holding and using the instrument in writing
271
Didactic material for writing
271
Exercise tending to establish the visual-muscular image of the alphabetical signs, and to establish the muscular memory of the movements necessary to writing
275
Exercises for the composition of words
281
Reading, the interpretation of an idea from written signs
296
Games for the reading of i ords
299
Games for the reading of phrases
303
Point education has reached in the "Children's Houses"
307
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